The Rt. Rev. Fraser Lawton and Ms. Cynthia Haines-Turner presented two resolutions that pertained to the 2018 budget. Before members voted by consensus, Bishop Lawton noted that the motion from the Financial Management Committee Report (#007-04-17-11) had been amended into two motions.
That this Council of General Synod encourage and support a conversation about a shared strategy between Indigenous Ministries and Council of the North Diocesan leaders as to how to allocate the new money for Suicide Prevention provided in the 2018 budget and 2019-2022 forecasts.
Bishop Hollis reported that the subject of Bishops Continuing Education Seminars at the next meeting will deal with biological issues, rational suicide, etc. It was his opinion that four or five sessions would be necessary.
That Wednesday and Thursday mornings and afternoons be set aside for Continuing Education. CARRIED
Moved by Bishop Short, seconded by Archbishop Crabb,
That Wednesday evening be scheduled at the next meeting as a free evening. CARRIED