The General Secretary reported the following correspondence:
a) Diocese of Calgary, January 31, 1974 - officially inviting General Synod, 1977 to meet in the City of Calgary. (To be dealt with in the Report of the Committee on Organization).
b) Secretary of the Doctrine and Worship Committee, December 28, 1973 - re: proposed changes, Terms of Reference, Doctrine and Worship Committee. The General Secretary reported that this was put before the Committee on Organization, and has been referred to the Task Force on the Handbook.
c) Miss Betty Graham - Summary of highlights - Anglican Information No. 6, Anglican Consultative Council. (Circulated, for information.)
d) The Right Rev. H.V.R. Short - Expressing appreciation, on behalf of the clergy of the Diocese of Saskatchewan for stipend augmentation received in 1973.
e) The Venerable L. Hatfield - Letter of appreciation.
f) Colonel D. Mitchell - Letter of appreciation.
g) The Diocesan Synod Secretary of the Diocese of Accra, Ghana, December 10, 1973 - Expressing appreciation, on behalf of the Diocese of Accra for assistance received from the Anglican Church of Canada. The General Secretary referred the members to a collation of similar expressions referred to the National Executive Council by the Reverend T. Anthony, and circulated for information.
That the Pension Board be authorized to conduct a Special Names campaign to provide capital funds to augment the pensions of members of the Pension Plan who do not enjoy Canada Pension Plan benefits, and other similar purposes; and that the Pension Committee be given the primary responsibility for organizing this campaign in consultation with the Task Force on Funding National Goals; and
that the Task Force which will conduct this campaign be nominated by the Pension Committee, and appointed by the Officers of Synod; and that the Task Force be directed to report both interim and final plans to the Officers of Synod for their approval prior to implementation. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council express to the Governments of Canada and the Provinces our dismay at the failure of the final scheduled First Ministers' Conference with Aboriginal self-government on the Constitution.
Further, that we reaffirm our support for the Aboriginal Peoples in their struggle for self-government and commit ourselves to work together to find new ways to entrench the right of self-government in the Constitution. CARRIED #56-05-87
The referred motion (see 03-11-91) was returned. [Note: Following discussion with the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador (Rt. Rev. Martin Mate) he felt he did not need to be a member of the Task Force; but will be available for consultation when required.]
That this NEC rescind the amendment (02-11-91) regarding an invitation to the Bishop of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador to join the Task Force. CARRIED #69-11-91
The amended motion now reads:
That this NEC appoint a task force, consisting of the Chairman of the Council of the North, the Executive Director of Program and the Treasurer of the General Synod to examine the feasibility of establishing a Diocese of Labrador, including its financial base; and
that the task force consult with the Anglican Consultative Council and provide NEC with periodic reports, including a final report if possible by May 1993. CARRIED #70-11-91
That, in the context of the "fair share" formula review, the Administration and Finance Committee be asked to consider the desirability and advisability of combining the Apportionment and Assessment Budgets, and to present the implications of such a change as part of its report to the National Executive Council in November 1986. CARRIED
That this National Executive Council request the Primate to establish a task force as soon as possible to determine ways of opening our national church structure to be receptive to any decision made by Anglican Native people in Canada meeting in Convocation. In particular this task force will make recommendations to the National Executive Council concerning the possibility of a separate jurisdiction for Native people within the Anglican Church of Canada and the possibility of establishing an episcopate for a Native person in any such jurisdiction.
That the second portion of the motion be deleted. CARRIED
Amendment - That the second portion of the motion be deleted. CARRIED
The motion now reads: That this National Executive Council request the Primate to establish a task force as soon as possible to determine ways of opening our national church structure to be receptive to any decision made by Anglican Native people in Canada meeting in Convocation.