1. Ban the use of tobacco products, exclusive of ceremonial use, in and around all venues for national meetings of the Anglican Church of Canada.
2. Strongly encourage the dioceses of the Anglican Church of Canada to ban the use of tobacco products at all levels.
3. Encourage Anglicans in all physical, psychological and spiritual ways to cease their personal use of tobacco products.
Point of Order
Archdeacon Harry Huskins raised a point of order about the feasibility of this motion. He was ruled out of order by the Assessors.
The motion was then put and DEFEATED Act 60
Point of Privilege
Bishop William Anderson stated that there was a sense of disrespect or humour relative to the above motion, which he felt was unfair to the mover and seconder. He urged the Synod members to have respect for all motions and to treat the presenters with courtesy.
Be it resolved that the Primate, in consultation with the officers, appoint a task group from this Council of General Synod to facilitate the consideration of the resolution on the Marriage Canon (A051- R2).
Chancellor David Jones, Chair of the Governance Working Group (GWG), presented the report. The GWG had consulted broadly and kept the principle of 'changing as little as possible to achieve the goal' front and centre in its work.
Chancellor Jones led the Council through an overview of the report, file by file.
That this Council of General Synod receive the Report of the Governance Working Group and convey the contained Resolutions to General Synod 2010. CARRIED #12-11-09
"Plans for a season of repentance and prayer across the Anglican Communion next year  have been put forward by a task group set up after the Primates' Meeting in 2016. The season would be launched with the publication of a specific prayer and would run from Pentecost until late in 2019. The group, which met in London, England, in March  said prayers would focus on individual provinces week by week. Materials to support the initiative will be gathered and distributed by the Anglican Communion Office. Archbishop Ian Ernest, from the Church of the Province of the Indian Ocean, said the season would be the Communion's gift to a world in pain. 'The world knows brokenness', he said. 'The Anglican Communion has had its struggles and its brokenness, too. So, this is our response: our belief that prayer will help us to grow and to love in spite of differences'. The task group, established at the request of primates, aims to restore relationships and rebuild mutual trust and responsibility across the Communion". [Text of entire article.]