That this Council of General Synod request the General Secretary, in consultation with the Financial Management and Development Committee, to assess the feasibility of establishing a fund to compensate victims of abuse at residential schools formerly associated with the Anglican Church.
Moved by: Dean Peter Elliott
Seconded by: Mr. Lawrence Smith
THAT the motion be tabled until later in this meeting. CARRIED #10-05-00
Moved by: Mr. James Sweeny
Seconded by: Mr. Peter Irish
That motion 008-06-00-05 be lifted from the table. CARRIED #42-05-00
It had been:
That this Council of General synod request the General Secretary, in consultation with the Financial Management and Development Committee, to assess the feasibility of establishing a fund to compensate victims of abuse at residential schools formerly associated with the Anglican Church. CARRIED #43-05-00
That if a delegate wishes to drive from his/her home and is not in the Central Ontario region, General Synod will reimburse the delegate up to the cost of the least expensive airline ticket from his/her home city/town. CARRIED #11-99-11
That the Council of the General Synod adopt Scenario "B" as outlined in #007-14-00-11 for broadcasting at Synod 2001.
Motion To Refer (Subsequently withdrawn)
Moved by: Dean Peter Elliott
Seconded by: Dean Nicholas Parker
That the motion be referred to the General Synod Planning Committee with authority to make decision.
The motion to refer was withdrawn.
Mover Canon Michael Iveson and Seconder Bishop Bruce Howe withdrew the motion regarding the General Synod Broadcast Budget.
2001 Budget (#007-12-00-11)
Moved by: Bishop Donald Harvey
Seconded by: Canon Michael Iveson
That the Council of General synod approve the draft budget for the year 2001 submitted by Financial Management and Development Committee.
After discussion,, the following amendment was made.
Move by: Canon Allen Box
Seconded by: Ms. Sally Tuckey
That the General Synod Budget 2001 budget be adjusted: "General Synod Broadcasts" line to read $124,200 and the "Reduction in costs..." line to be eliminated. The total budget to be $450,000. DEFEATED #11-11-00
That the line details of the "`Draft' General Synod Budget 2001" on page 3 "General Synod-2001" be totally left to the GS2001 Planning Committee to decide as to how the monies are to be divided and spent, as the total expenditure does not exceed $450,000 and that a detailed budget be brought to the Council of the General Synod meeting in March 2001 COGS for information. CARRIED #12-11-00
That the Council of General Synod request the Healing Fund Committee to review its terms of reference and funding criteria in the light of the need for church participation in restoration of language and culture through programmatic grants. CARRIED #28-05-03
Mr. Jim Sweeny and Bishop Barry Hollowell presented the report and noted that the committee had been moving to ensure the continuance of the publication of the Anglican Journal.
That the Council of General Synod direct the Officers in consultation with the Information Resources Committee to take steps to form a new non-profit, charitable corporation to publish the Anglican Journal and Ministry Matters. Following discussion (see below) the motion was voted on and CARRIED #08-11-01
Archbishop Crawley expressed concern regarding three statements in Appendix A of the report:
- Governance - In the event of General Synod insolvency, the Journal Corporation can be sold (e.g. to the Metropolitans or Provinces);
- Financing - In the event of General Synod insolvency, dioceses could assume the entire cost of operation of the Journal corporation. This would represent no increase in total diocesan expenditure since dioceses would no longer pay apportionment of General Synod;
- Charitable Status - In the event of General Synod insolvency, the same advantages may be obtained through an association with another existing charitable structure (e.g., the Ecclesiastical Provinces).
The General Secretary made note of the concerns.
The need for a mechanism whereby, in times of national church emergency, General Synod would have access to the Anglican Journal as a communication vehicle was raised
Notice of Motions
Bishops Hollowell, noted that the Anglican Journal "is the premier communication vehicle" of the Anglican Church of Canada, and gave notice of a motion to amend the budget, and thus allow the Journal size to increase from 12 to 16 pages.
Bishop Harvey gave notice of an amendment to the motion, which would set aside one page of the Journal for use by the Officers of General Synod.
Mr. David Watt presented the report of the Parners in Mission Committee.
That this Council of General Synod re-appoint Dr. Ellie Johnson for a further one year term as the representative of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada on the Board of Directors of KAIROS: Canadian Ecumenical Justice Initiatives/Initiatives canadiennes oecumeniques pour la justice. CARRIED #09-11-01