That Part VI of Canon XXVII be amended by adding the following to become a new Section Numbered 7:
"Persons Serving in or Attached to the Canadian Armed Forces
(A) This section applies to a person enrolled in the Canadian forces who is serving in the regular forces or who is a member of the reserve force on continuous duty with the regular forces, or a person who, in accordance with the National Defence Act, accompanies the Canadian Forces, and the dependents of all such persons.
(B) A person described in (A) of this section may make an application under Part III or Part IV of this Canon by forwarding his application to the Anglican Chaplain responsible for his pastoral care.
(C) On receipt of an application mentioned in (B) from a person who is residing in Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop of the Diocese in which the applicant is resident.
(D) If the applicant is a person serving or residing outside Canada, the Chaplain shall forward the application to the Bishop Ordinary or the Canadian Forces for action.
(E) Nothing herein contained shall prevent the making of an application by such a person in the manner prescribed by Part III or Part IV." CARRIED in both Houses nem con.
That this General Synod supports the work of our Military Chaplains, and recognizes the challenge of this ecumenical ministry and the need to provide young, well-trained priests for the Chaplaincy Service of the Canadian Armed Forces. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod recognizes with gratitude the splendid contribution made by the officers and men of our Armed Forces in the first 100 years of our national life, and expresses its deep appreciation to all personnel serving at the present time for their devotion to duty and for the exemplary manner in which they conduct themselves at home and abroad. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod pay special tribute to the wives and families of servicemen who, because of the demands of military life, must often adjust to periods of separation and assures them of our concern and prayers. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this Council of General Synod form a group to develop a statement of Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment for alll persons in The Anglican Church of Canada and bring a report to the Council of General Synod in November and recommendations to General Synod 2001.
Motion to Table
Moved by: Mr. Ron Stevernson
Seconded by: Mr. David Pilling
That the motion be tabled until the November meeting of the Council of General Synod. DEFEATED #22-05-00
(As above) That this Council of General Synod form a group to develop a statement of Dignity, Inclusion and Fair Treatment for all persons in The Anglican Church of Canada and bring a report to the Council of General Synod in November and recommendations to General Synod 2001. CARRIED #23-05-00
A strong suggestion was made that costs be kept to a minimum.