(ref. p.29, Minutes NEC, November, 1973) This item refers to the possible division of Newfoundland into three dioceses and the following motion deals with General Synod's area of authority in the proposal.
That Section (3) be referred to the Organization Committee for report to the National Executive Council in May, 1974. CARRIED
That the following statement from the Administration and Finance report be received as a matter of information:
That the Administration and Finance Committee expresses its dismay to the National Executive Council at the recommendations of the special meeting of representatives of A. & F. and Pensions Committees which reject the A. & F. Committee proposals for the realignment of Pension Committee and staff relationships with the A. & F. Committee and staff. CARRIED
That the recommendations of the Administration and Finance Committee for Senior Staff appointments be approved.
After discussion, a subsequent motion was presented.
Moved by Hodge
Seconded by Seaborn
That the recommendations be referred to the Organization Committee for further consultation with the Administration and Finance Committee. DEFEATED
The role of the Primate in taking the initiative in making appointments was discussed.
That the Administration and Finance proposals re the appointment of Senior Staff, and the wider question of the Primate's role and initiative in this respect, be referred to the Organization Committee. CARRIED
That the appreciation of this National Executive Council be conveyed to the Canadian Churchman for the excellence of that paper and that they be commended for the excellent coverage they gave to the Consecration of the Bishop of the Diocese of the Arctic. CARRIED
That the NEC approve the recommendation of the Committee on Organization to accept the invitation from the Diocese of Quebec to hold the General Synod following 1973 in Quebec City, provided that suitable arrangements, both financial and accommodation, can be made. CARRIED
The Organization Committee supported the concept of a large ecumenical public service of witness in the afternoon of May 6 in the Centennial Auditorium in connection with the Synod.
On it being announced that this would conflict with another activity in the Auditorium on that day, the following motion was presented.
That the Committee on Organization consider the concept of a large ecumenical public service of witness one evening during the week in the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts in connection with the meeting of the General Synod 1973. CARRIED