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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - October 31, 1972, Lethbridge, Alberta UESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1972 Education, censorship Priority items for legislature By GREG MclNTYRE of The Herald HuUcrites, censorship, the environment, education and pay for MLAs ave high priority items in the iirst annual fall session the Alberta legislature under way in Edmonton. Ten bills left over from the spring session arc on the agenda of the session expected to last until early December. They include the Alberta human rights legisla- tion introduced at the spring session, a new mental health act, an act establishing wilderness areas and regulations to prohibit the sale of Crown land to non-Canadians. Education is to he under continual discussion with the still-simmering lied Deer College dispute, reorganization of the government education system and the Worth Report. Three committees appointed in the spring are to report to the House. The committee, with Leighton Buckwell (SC-Mac- leod) and Ted Hinman studying com- munal land use is expected to loosen restrictions reg- ulating land held by llutterite colonies. A committee studying censorship is likely to rec- ommend a system to classify movies, rather than the current censorship board that can ban films. Doug Miller a member of the commit- tee, personally favors retention of some censhorship. The legislature is expected to go along with a committee recommending increased pay for provin- cial politicians. A report from the non-legislative committee headed by Mr. Justice Michael O'Byrne recommended the Opposition leader receive a year, up from a current The premier would get up from the pres- ent Most MLAs would get plus a expense allowance, according to the report. Salaries have not changed since IfHiB. A committee studying foreign influence in the Alberta economy is to make an interim report. The final report is due in spring 1973. The fall session, started on a regular basis this year by Premier is billed as a "house- cleaning" affair that will not have a budget or a speech from the throne. Task force finance report Discussion has already started on a report by a task force recommending changes to municipal-pro- vincial finance arrangements. The thrco-year education finance formula expires this year and a new formula is expected from Edu- cation Minister T.ou llymlman this month. The federal government's works program and provincial programs to tie in will get discussed during the session. Observers are watching with interest whether En- vironment Minister Bill Yurko will propose sweeping environment protection legislation particularly aimed at mining and similar heavy industries. Legislation was expected in the spring and the postponement has rqiscd expectations that the regula- tions may he tough. Calgary Power and natural gas rates are also likely to get aired during the month-long session Uiat started Oct. 25. Livestock Brand Inspection changes affect cattlemen By niC SWIIIAHT "of Tlio Herald The Livestock Brands Inspec- tion Act in its new form came into effect in Alborla Oct. 1 and there arc a hatful of changes which will affect prod-jeers, dea'ers and shippers. All livestock being shipped cut of Aiberla lie brand inapscled before they arc load- ed for shiomem. Cattle going to B.C. and I.loycl- mmsler, Sask. are exempt. All livestock being transport- ed in the province must be ac- companied by a livestock mani- fest or description, even when being taken from the market or place of sale. Two copies of the manifest must be with the livestock when taken to market. Tf penned, Hie manifest must be attached to the pen. The inspection fee is doubled if the manifest doesn't accurately describe the cattle. Every person who buys, sells oi' offers livestock for shipment must do so in his legal name, In order to assist the brand inspector, any person selling Livestock not branded with his o'.vn registered brand or brand- ed witli his registered brand that lias not been applied at leaf! 'M flays, must clip the last brand en which a transac- tion has been recorded. who hold sales must provide adequate facilities for the brand inspector to do his job. Once the cattle are sold from the market, the op- er E or m ust provide t he pur- chaser with a bill of ssle that in- chides the dale, immbcr of live- stock, color, kind, breads and the contributor's name. The be aiul i nspeclor also must look at livestock unloaded at a market or custom feed lot for weighing or a vest period and those in a feedlot which didn't come from an nispected market. Also, livestock being sold at coun f ry s a les wlu'ch involve livestock that have not been on the premises for at least 30 days, as well as those offered for sale at farm auctions ex- ceeding 100 head, will be brand, inspected. George Dionne, a livestock brand inspector since said the manifest is the first item lie likes to when cattle are brcught to the market, "With the manifest, I know at least what I shou'd be expecting.'1 "If then1! is an error on the manifest, I make the ami then sign the market oper- n to r's copy whi ch al lows hi in to pay for the animals." Mr. Dionne said all the mani- fests are transcribed on a mas- ter sheet and sent weekly to Edmonton for computer proces- sing. This allows a record of fivery nnimnl fnr sale in the province which has been in- spected, Mr. Dionne was working out of the Swift Canadian Co. Ltd. plant the day The Herald visited him. He was inspecting every animal entering t h e plant. "If I find an animal not properly identified according to the manifest, I clip the ynimul and hold the cheque for pay- ment back on that animal until a proof ot ownership is pro cur r- lie said. He also can an for identification if the brand is not readable. "We don't use ear markings because previous ear tag marks could he mistaken for oar markings." The toughest job for him is to sort cattle not having been branded which have been pur- chased at three of four sales. It is even tougher if the owner has disregarded the scale tick- ets which serve as identification ct the animals. Pcor branding jobs are a headache for the inspector. If he suspects something strange in (he process 01 inspect- ing animals or if he believes an animal to Ixj stolen, he turns that animal over to the RCMP. Co rpcral ay nc D aye is i a charge of livestock matters in southern Alberta. Branding with u red hut iron EC cms like a cruel pastime to CL ly f ol ks but as Mr. D LOU no puts it, are valuable property. I know wlly fanners and ranchers shy away from branding. A brand us the same as a serial numlttr on a car. "It actually is a deterrent to theft." BRAND INSPECTION George Dionne marks off a fcrand before leiling the animal go to slaughter. Ore of the poorer brand jabs means George has to rope the animal ond clip the hair to make a positive identification. Rick Ervin photoi ;