As of January 30, 2003 18 dioceses had ratified the agreement. Describes the efforts of Archbishop Peers and Archdeacon Boyles to explain the agreement and the materials available. Page 3 has a chart of each diocese's situation.
Bishop Steven Charleston will lead discussions at the Winnipeg meeting, 7-10 October 2003, being held to look at the relationship between the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP) and the church. The Keewatin diocesan council had hoped for a larger gathering such as a Sacred Circle and asked that the October meeting be cancelled. The meeting will deal with the dispute between ACIP and church leaders following the March 2003 agreement with the federal government about residential schools.
The October 2003 meeting in Winnipeg between ACIP [Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples] and non-native church members produced a plan of action that calls for the establishment of an eight-member commission to consider how native Anglicans can achieve "self-sufficiency" and "indigenous governance" and an indigenous bishop.
Anticipating possible change in the structure of the national church, the four ecclesiastical provinces, have agreed to continue the canons, or laws, of the church in case of the insolvency of General Synod.
Although the BC Court of Appeal has ruled that the federal government is fully liable for abuse suffered by students in the residential schools, the Anglican Church still has a moral obligation to contribute to the settlements Jim Boyles says.
The Anglican Consultative Council, which met in Nottingham in June, voted to censure the Canadian and American churches for their more-liberal stand on homosexuality after listening to presentations from both churches.