That the Council recommends to General Synod that section 33(a)(vi) of the Constitution be amended to read:
vi) one youth member of the General Synod from each ecclesiastical province to be elected by the General Synod on the nomination of the members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity from each ecclesiastical province meeting together, provided that no ecclesiastical province may make more than one nomination;
and that section 33(f)(ii) of the Constitution be amended to read:
(ii) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33(a)(vi), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the appropriate metropolitan, provided that the person so named shall be a youth member of the General Synod from the same ecclesiastical province as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council. CARRIED #33-03-01
That if the proposed amendments to the Constitution regarding the election of youth members of the Council of General Synod is passed by General Synod the following amendments to Appendix G will automatically come into effect for use at General Synod 2001:
Amend Appendix G by striking out 1.q)
and add to the end of Appendix G 1.a) "A diocese may also nominate its youth member for election to the Council"
and amend Appendix G 1.e) to read: A chart shall be posted listing by diocese the nominees from each of the three Orders.
and amend Appendix G 1.o) to read:
When the prescribed number of nominations of persons from the three Orders resident in the ecclesiastical province has been achieved, the meeting shall vote by ballot on the youth member nominees. The youth member receiving the greatest number of votes shall be deemed selected. The chairperson shall declare the business concluded and report to the chairperson of the General Synod Nominating Committee. CARRIED #62-03-01
Comment - It needs to be made clear to Provincial Caucuses that youth delegates are still eligible for youth or lay membership on COGS.
That this Council of General Synod set up a Budget Advisory Group to work with the Management Team to make additional cuts in the 2006 budget, should that be required prior to the next meeting of COGS.
The Officers of General Synod and the Chair of the Financial Management and Development Committee or her designate.
Moved by: Rev. Canon John Steele
Seconded by: Bishop Susan Moxley
That the motion be amended by adding "to include and to determine reallocations within the Partnership budget to retain current staffing levels in the Partnerships Department" after the word "COGS"
The Chancellor ruled that the amendment was out of order.
Vote on the original motion which reads:
The Officers of General Synod and the Chair of the Financial Management and Development Committee or her designate. CARRIED #30-11-05
That the Council of General Synod reappoint the current members of the Governing Board of the Canadian Council of Churches: the General Secretary, Ms. Dorothy Davies Flindall, and Canon John Steele to serve until November 2007. CARRIED #05-11-04
That at this meeting of the Council of General Synod, under "Committee Reports", we deal only with items arising from the "action" sections of committee reports.
That all future Council of General Synod meetings, committee report time be limited to "action", "discussion" items and points of clarification in the "for information" sections of reports. CARRIED #06-05-00
Bishop Harvey requested the latitude of the body in consideration of the FMD report.
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 the Council of the General Synod, pursuant to section 25 of Canon III, establish the following procedural guidelines for the election of a Primate and direct that they be included as an Appendix in the General Synod Handbook:
GUIDELINE FOR THE CONDUCT OF A PRIMATIAL ELECTION
See Canon III, Section 25
THE ORDER OF BISHOPS
In accordance with section 30 of Canon III, the Order of Bishops will meet not earlier than 120 days and not later than 30 days before the date fixed for the election of the Primate and shall nominate three or more bishops for the office of Primate.
With the Acting Primate presiding and following a celebration of the Holy Eucharist,
1. The Order of Bishops shall use the following procedures for the nominating process.
2. The Order of Bishops shall meet in camera without staff members.
3. The Secretary of the House of Bishops shall keep a record of the proceedings recording the process but not the number of ballots required to identify nominees.
4. All nominating and voting shall be by secret ballot.
5. The acting Primate shall appoint five of the bishops to be scrutineers.
6. No bishop may decline nomination except with permission of the Order of Bishops, following explanation.
7. No bishop may abstain from voting or submit a blank ballot except with permission of the Order of Bishops.
8. The first ballot shall be a nominating ballot.
9. Each bishop may nominate up to three names on the nominating ballot.
10. The names of all nominated bishops shall be listed in alphabetical order by Christian name.
11. On the second and subsequent ballots each bishop shall cast a vote for one nominated bishop.
12. Where, on the second or a subsequent ballot, a bishop receives a majority of the votes of the Order of Bishops, the name of that bishop shall be placed on the Nomination Report and removed form subsequent ballots.
13. Balloting shall continue until the names of a minimum of 3 bishops have been placed on the Nomination Report and
a) on motion, it is resolved that the balloting cease, or
b) the names of 5 bishops have been placed on the Nomination Report.
14. Upon receipt of a request from the Order of Clergy or the Order of Laity for further nominations, the Order of Bishops shall repeat the nominating procedure and balloting shall continue until the names of one or more bishops have been placed on the Nomination Report, and
a) on motion, it is resolved that the balloting cease, or
b) the names of 3 bishops have been placed on the Nomination Report.
15. The names of bishops included in a previous Nomination Report shall be excluded from the nomination procedure undertaken pursuant to guideline 14.
IN PREPARATION FOR THE ELECTION BY THE ORDERS OF CLERGY AND LAITY
16. Immediately following the nomination meeting the General Secretary shall send to all members of the Orders of Clergy and Laity the names of the nominees together with the following biographical information about each nominee:
Current office and location
List of ecclesiastical offices held
Dates of ordination as deacon, priest and bishop
Other accomplishments which the nominee may wish to share (limited to 1 page)
Any personal information that the nominee may wish to share (limited to 1 page)
A statement by the nominee of his or her vision of the role of the Primate (limited to 1 page)
17. The General Secretary shall work with the Secretary of the House of Bishops to ensure that the format in which the information is communicated to the members of the Synod is standardized and that the quality of the production of the communication regarding each nominee is uniform.
18. All members of the Orders of Clergy and Laity shall register and receive a balloting card.
19. The members of the Orders of Clergy shall be seated by dioceses alphabetically, members of the Order of Clergy on the left and members of the Order of Laity on the right. Members of the Order of Bishops shall take seats together.
20. At the discretion of the Prolocutor and subject to the approval of the General Synod, persons who are not members of the General Synod may be admitted to the place where the synod is meeting, including representatives of other churches, the press and other persons.
21. The Synod shall convene for a celebration of the Holy Communion.
22. The Synod shall receive the report of the Credentials Committee.
23. The Orders of Clergy and Laity shall each elect a secretary from among their members.
24. The Order of Bishops shall withdraw and sit apart from the other members of the Synod.
25. No formal program will be undertaken in the Order of Bishops while awaiting the election results.
IN THE ORDERS OF CLERGY AND LAITY
26. The Prolocutor shall convene the sitting and preside.
27. The Prolocutor shall appoint two assessors, three lay scrutineers and three clerical scrutineers.
28. The names of the nominees shall be announced and displayed for all to see.
29. The Prolocutor shall remind members that they cannot make nominations and that no debate is permitted on the taking of any ballot or its results.
30. Voting shall proceed in accordance with Canon III.
31. Before closing a ballot the Prolocutor shall ask three times if all have voted and shall then declare the balloting closed.
32. When voting on a ballot is closed the scrutineers shall count the votes and shall report in writing to the Prolocutor the number of votes cast for each bishop nominated and the number of blank and spoiled ballots, if any.
33. The results of each ballot shall be announced and displayed for all to see.
34. A complete report of each ballot shall be printed in the Proceedings of the General Synod.
35. After an election has been declared, the Prolocutor and the secretaries shall proceed to the place where the Order of Bishops is meeting and inform them of the result of the election.
IN FULL SESSION
36. Upon receipt of notification of an election, the Order of Bishops shall return and join the orders of Clergy and Laity and the Acting Primate shall proclaim the bishop elected to be the Primate of The Anglican Church of Canada.
37. The time and place of the installation of the Primate shall be announced by the senior Metropolitan before the closing of the meeting or as soon thereafter as practicable.
38. The meeting shall be closed with a benediction by the Primate. CARRIED #31-03-01
That the Officers of General Synod and the Management Team develop a detailed Crisis Management Plan to be invoked in the event of the filing of bankruptcy of the General Synod and that the Plan be presented to the fall meeting of the Council of General Synod or at a special meeting of the Council of General Synod should the timing of the bankruptcy filing require it. Experts in the field should be consulted and be a part of the process as needed. CARRIED #41-05-00