That the Council of General Synod authorize the Primate, in consultation with the National Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada and the co-chairs of the Joint Anglican Lutheran Commission, to explore the possibility of establishing a Joint National Office in Ottawa and to take such steps necessary to explore the costs and other implications of such a move.
That this General Synod instruct the Financial Management Committee, in carrying out its function under Canon VI, section 3, to provide the Council of General Synod, at its meeting in the fall of 2010, with a full range of options regarding budgetary cuts based upon the Vision 2019 document, for consideration prior to approving the budget for 2011.
Call for Information
Archdeacon Harry Huskins called for additional information on the effects of the motion. The Treasurer responded.
Point of Order
Mr. David Johnstone rose on a point of order to ask if partners had a voice on the floor of Synod. The assessors advised that Section 3c) of the 'Rules of Order and Procedure' allows for partners to participate in discussion.