That Canon XXVII, as replaced by Canon XXVIIB, be amended by adding at the end of Section 5 of Part III the following paragraph:
"Where there has been a failure to obtain any consent of a parent, guardian or other person, other than a party to the marriage, whose consent is required by the applicable civil law and where the marriage has been annulled on this ground by a competent court, the Commission shall likewise make a declaration that the ceremony in question did not result in a marriage." CARRIED in both Houses.
Instructed the National Executive Council to implement the proposed plan of organization (Section III, Price Waterhouse & Co. report), as provided for by legislation of General Synod from time to time, subject to modifications by the National Executive Council as desirable in the light of experience and further studies.
That the Primate be asked to appoint a small committee to work between now and November on such a plan of implementation of all the action parts of the Price Waterhouse & Co. report.
It was agreed that the proposed committee should comprise the following:
That the present Canon be repealed, and that the following be enacted:
1. There shall be a Fund known as "The Women Workers' Retirement Fund", hereinafter called the "Fund", for the purpose of providing pensions for retired and disabled women workers.
2. The Fund shall consist of all such moneys as may be received from time to time for the purposes of the Fund, by way of contributions received from, or assessed upon any woman worker, or her employer, and by way of gift, bequest or in any other way. The moneys of the Fund shall be invested in the Consolidated Trust Fund of General Synod.
3. The Fund shall be administered by the Pension Board.
4. The Board shall:
(a) Administer such moneys as may be entrusted to it from time to time in accordance with the provisions of this Canon.
(b) Have power to make such regulations as may from time to time seem necessary or advisable for the administration of the Fund.
(c) Maintain such financial and other records for each member of the Fund as it may from time to time determine; and
(d) Prepare an annual report and financial statement for presentation to General Synod or the Executive Council thereof.
5. A graduate of the Anglican Women's Training College, or of any similar institution, or a woman who has been "set apart" as a deaconess and who is employed full time in the work of the Church, may become a member of the Fund by application to the Board. The provisions of this section shall not apply in the case of present members of the Fund who do not meet with these qualifications.
6. Each member of the Fund shall contribute the sum of five dollars monthly so long as she remains a member and is not in receipt of benefits hereunder.
7. The employer of a member shall remit to the Board such amounts as the Actuary of the Board shall certify are required, when added to the contributions of the members under Section 6 hereof, to provide the benefits specified in Section 8 hereof.
8. Subject to the due payment of all sums required by Sections 6 and 7:
(a) A member who had not yet attained the age of fifty years on joining the Fund shall be entitled to be paid, commencing on the first day of the month following that in which she attains the age of sixty-five years, a monthly pension of Fifty Dollars so long as she shall live.
(b) A member who was fifty or more years of age on joining the Fund shall be entitled to be paid, commencing on the first day of the month following that in which she attains the age of seventy years, a monthly pension calculated at the rate of Twenty Dollars per annum for each completed year of service.
(c) A member who is required to retire on account of ill-health before becoming eligible for benefits under subsections (a) or (b) hereof, may, at the discretion of the Board, be paid a monthly pension so long as she shall live, in such amount not exceeding Fifty Dollars as the Board shall determine in all the circumstances to be equitable.
(d) In the event of the death of a member before she shall have commenced to receive benefits hereunder there shall be paid to her personal representatives the total of the amounts paid by such member under section 6 hereof, together with such interest thereon as the Board may determine.
(e) In the event of the withdrawal of a member from full time employment in the work of the Church (save under subsections (a), (b), or (c) hereof) there shall be paid to her the total of the amounts paid by such member under Section 6 hereof, together with such interest thereon as the Board may determine.
(f) In the event of the death or withdrawal of a member, as outlined in subsection (d) or (e) hereof, the Board shall have the authority to make such payment of the employer's contributions as seems equitable in all the circumstances of the case, providing no such refund shall be made if the term of service is less than five years. CARRIED in both Houses.
Resolved, That Canon XX, "Pension Fund" to end of Clause 6 be adopted.
Canon No.20 - Pension Fund
The Bishops, Clergy and Laity of the Church of England in Canada in General Synod assembled enact as follows:
1. There shall be a Fund to be designated "The General Synod Pension Fund" for the purpose of providing pensions for superannuated, retired, disabled or aged Clergymen and for the widows and orphans of deceased Clergymen, to be awarded in accordance with this Canon or any Amendments thereof.
2. The said Fund shall consist of all moneys now or at any time hereafter held by the General Synod for any of the purposes aforesaid and whether derived from the Anglican Forward Movement or any other source whatever and all moneys given, bequeathed or received by the General Synod and designated for any specific object within such purpose shall be held and administered for such specific object.
3. The Capital of said Fund shall be invested by the Board of Finance of the General Synod in such securities as the Synod is authorized by the laws of the Province of Ontario to take for the investment of trust funds, and the said Capital shall be so invested as a separate Fund distinct from all other Funds invested by the said Board of Finance.
4. The Income derived from the said investments, after deducting all expenses in connection therewith, shall be paid over quarterly to the Treasurer of the General Synod Pension Fund Committee.
5. The said General Synod Pension Fund Committee shall be a Joint Committee of the two Houses composed of nine members, three Members of the Upper House and three Clerical and three Lay Members of the Lower House.
6. The said Committee shall be elected at each Triennial Session of the General Synod and the Members shall hold office until the next Triennial Session of the Synod or until their successors are elected.
Resolved, That Clause 7 of Canon 20 be adopted as corrected:
Any vacancy which may occur between the Sessions of the Synod shall be filled by an appointment to be made by the Executive Council at the next regular meeting thereof, after the occurrence of the vacancy.
Resolved, That Clauses 8,9 and 10 of Canon 20 be adopted.
8. The Committee shall at the first meeting after its election appoint a Chairman and Secretary thereof who shall hold office until the election of their successors and shall perform such duties as shall be assigned to them by the said Committee.
9. The said Committee shall at its first Meeting after election appoint one of its Members to be Treasurer thereof and he shall hold office until the appointment of his successor.
10. The Treasurer shall receive all moneys to be administered by the said Committee, whether from the Board of Finance or any other source, and shall deposit the same in some Chartered Bank to the credit of the General Synod Pension Fund, and all withdrawals from the said Bank shall be by cheque signed by the Treasurer and countersigned by such person or persons as the said Committee shall from time to time designate.
11. If the Revenue of the Fund in any year from whatever source derived shall be in excess of the amount required for the expenditures of the said year, the amount of such excess shall be repaid to the Honorary Treasurer of the General Synod and be added to the Capital and invested as such by the Board of Finance.
On the vote being taken the Upper House did not concur therein, consequently the amendment was lost, and clause 11 was then adopted.