The Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada shall be the President of the Synod, but in case of his absence from any cause, the Archbishop, senior by appointment or election, or, if no Archbishop be present, the Bishop elected as President of the Upper House, shall be and act as President of the Synod. CARRIED in both Houses.
"The Synod shall sit in joint sitting to consider the work of the several departments and/or divisions of the Synod on the days and at the hours named by the Agenda Committee, provided such dates and times shall be published in the Convening Circular and shall not be changed without notice to the department or division concerned." CARRIED in both Houses.
That to resolve the possible conflict between subsections 1 and 4 of Section 33A of the Constitution, subsection 1 be amended to read:
"1. The Primate, the General Synod, the National Executive Council may at any time appoint a Commission, composed of any number of persons, whether members of the Synod or not, for the purpose defined in the resolution or instrument of appointment; such Commission to report its findings and recommendations to the Primate, the Synod, the National Executive Council, as directed in the resolution or instruments appointing such Commission." CARRIED in both Houses.
That subsection 2 of Section 35 of the Constitution be amended to read:
"Save when the National Executive Council determines otherwise, there shall be present at its meetings without voting privileges, the Registrar, the Chairmen of the Administration and Finance Committee, the Program and the Long Range Planning Committee respectively, if not already members, and the Executive Director of Program, the General Treasurer of General Synod, and all principal administrative officers of the departments and/or divisions of Synod bearing the title of Director and the executive secretary of The Missionary Society of the Anglican Church of Canada." CARRIED in both Houses.
That subsection 4 of Section 36 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore:
"It shall appoint a General Secretary of General Synod, and on nomination of the Department of Administration and Finance, a General Treasurer of General Synod, on such terms as may from time to time be determined by the National Executive Council." CARRIED in both Houses.