That section 7 of Canon III - The Primacy - be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
7. Resignation from Office
a) The Primate may submit notice of intention to resign from the office of Primate to the Provincial Metropolitan senior by election.
b) The senior Metropolitan shall, after consultation with the other Metropolitans and with the Prolocutor and Deputy Prolocutor of the General Synod, jointly with the Primate determine the date on which the Primate's resignation should take effect.
c) The Primate shall then submit to the senior Metropolitan, and the senior Metropolitan shall accept, a resignation to take effect on the date determined pursuant to section 7 b).
d) The senior Metropolitan shall report the resignation to the Council of the General Synod and to the Order of Bishops of the General Synod.
e) The title of the Primate after ceasing to hold office shall continue to be "Archbishop". CARRIED Act 9
That section 4 of Canon III - The Primacy - be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
4. Duties of the Primate
a) The Primate shall
i) exercise pastoral and spiritual leadership throughout The Anglican Church of Canada,
ii) function as the President of the General Synod, the Chair of the Council of the General Synod, the Chair of the meetings of Metropolitans and the Chair of the meetings of the House of Bishops,
iii) function as the Chief Executive Officer of the staff of the General Synod and shall delegate such duties of that office as the Primate deems appropriate, to the General Secretary and other executive members of the staff of the General Synod,
iv) give leadership in developing the policies and strategies of The Anglican Church of Canada,
v) oversee the implementation of the decisions of the General Synod and the Council of the General Synod,
vi) report to each meeting of the Council of the General Synod and to the General Synod,
vii) speak in the name of The Anglican Church of Canada after consultation with, or in accordance with the policies set by, the Council of the General Synod or the General Synod,
viii) be, ex officio, a member of all committees, councils, boards and commissions, standing or special, appointed under any provision of the Constitution or any Canon enacted by the General Synod, or under any resolution of the General Synod, or of the Council of the General Synod,
ix) visit every diocese of The Anglican Church of Canada,
x) represent The Anglican Church of Canada internationally and ecumenically.
b) The Primate may, after consultation with the Provincial Metropolitans and the Chapter of the Anglican Military Ordinariate and subject to the provision of financial requirements, appoint a Bishop Ordinary who shall have episcopal jurisdiction over the chaplains of The Anglican Church of Canada on duty with the Canadian Forces. CARRIED Act 11
That section 3 of Canon III - The Primacy - be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
3. Term of Office
a) The term of office of the Primate shall commence upon election to the office.
b) The Primate shall, as soon as practicable and not more than 90 days after being elected, resign from the episcopal or metropolitical offices held at the time of election.
c) The Primate shall cease to hold office
- i) when he or she has held office for nine years or, if the term has been extended under section 3 d), when he or she has held office for 12 years,
- ii) when he or she attains the age of 70 years,
- iii) on the effective date of a resignation submitted and accepted under section 7, or
iv) when a resolution is adopted under section 8 d) declaring the Primacy vacant,
whichever first occurs.
4) [sic i.e. d)] The Primate may, no earlier than 18 months before, and no later than 12 months before the ninth anniversary of the Primate's election, submit to the Council of the General Synod and to the Order of Bishops a request for an extension of his or her term of office to the twelfth anniversary of that election. If both the Council of the General Synod and the Order of Bishops accede to the Primate's request within six months, the Primate's term of office shall be extended as requested; otherwise it shall expire on the ninth anniversary of the Primate's election.
Moved by: Archbishop Terrence [sic i.e. Terence] Finlay
Seconded by: Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall
That the motion be amended by deleting the word "election" in subsection a) and replacing it with the word "installation". CARRIED
The amended resolution was then put and DEFEATED Act 10
The Acting Primate confirmed that the resolution had received the requisite 2/3 majority in the Orders of Clergy and Laity voting together, but was carried in the Order of Bishops.