1. Affirm the Development Goal of the United Nations for each developed country to contribute 0.7% of its gross national product to Official Development Assistance (ODA) in developing countries.
2. Request the General Secretary to write to the Government of Canada by June 30, 2004, urging it to act on the 0.7% Development Goal, using the proposal of the Canadian Council of International Cooperation for reaching this goal by 2015:
- To increase foreign aid by 12% annually between 2009 -- an additional $750 million over the next three years to increases already planned
- To increase foreign aid by 15% between 2009-2015.
3. Affirm the challenge of the 1998 Lambeth Conference to dioceses and provinces of the Anglican Communion to provide 0.7% of their own resources to fight global poverty.
4. Request the Primate
- to encourage Anglicans to give their generous support to the PWRDF and Anglican Appeal, which together with the Partnerships budget of General Synod, represent the Anglican Church of Canada's financial commitment to supporting international development programs, fighting poverty, and strengthening international and intra-Anglican partnerships.
- to report to the Anglican Communion by August 31, 2004, through the Task Team on Poverty and Trade, on the Anglican Church of Canada's contributions to development and poverty work to help give a complete picture of the Anglican Communion's efforts to achieve Millennium Development Goals. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 28
That this session of the General Synod recognize, celebrate, and affirm the role of women, on this 25th anniversary of the ordination of women in the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 84
That this General Synod approve the 2003 Audited Financial Statements of the General Synod Pension & Income Continuance Plans, the Lay Retirement Plan and the Long Term Disability Plan of the Anglican Church of Canada. CARRIED Act 50
i. ratify Sections a-d of the proposed constitutional changes for the Anglican Consultative Council, as proposed in ACC-13 Resolution 4; and
ii. not ratify ACC-13 Resolution 4, Section e) of the proposed constitutional changes for the Anglican Consultative Council. CARRIED Act 46
[Text of Resolution 4 of ACC-13 [i.e. 2005 Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council] Sections a-d which were passed are as follows:
The Anglican Consultative Council:
(a) takes note that the Secretary General has taken appropriate steps to implement and respond to the recommendations of Appendix One of the Windsor Report insofar as they relate to the administration of the Anglican Communion Office, and thanks him for this work
(b) requests that the Standing Committee of the Council and the Archbishop of Canterbury give consideration to convening a meeting of the Standing Committee at the same time and in the same place as the next meeting of the Primates, and that they facilitate the opportunity for joint sessions of business and consultation
(c) requests that the Schedule of Membership of the Council be amended to make the members of the Primates' Standing Committee for the time being `ex officio' members of the Anglican Consultative Council in accordance with the text set out in Appendix One
(d) resolves that the Constitution of the Council be amended by the deletion of existing Article 7(a) and replacing it with the text set out in Appendix Two
Text of Resolution 4 of ACC-13 [i.e. 2005 Meeting of the Anglican Consultative Council] Section e which was NOT passed is as follows:
(e) requests that the Schedule of Membership of the Council be amended to provide that the Primates and Moderators of the Churches of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion shall be additional `ex officio' members of the Council, and that in order to achieve appropriate balance between the orders of bishops, clergy and laity in the Council that the representative members shall thereafter be only from either the priestly and diaconal orders or from the laity of the appropriate Provinces as set out in Appendix Three, the execution of this amendment being subject to:
(i) the Primates' assent to such a change at their next meeting
(ii) two thirds of the Provinces of the Anglican Communion giving their approval of such a change by resolution of the appropriate constitutional body
(iii) final amendment (if any) and approval by the Standing Committee in the light of such deliberations
(iv) such provisions taking effect in relation to existing members of the Council only upon the occasion of the next vacancy arising in the membership.]
That this General Synod authorize the inclusion of Emily Ayckbowm, foundress of The Community of the Sisters of Church, in The Calendar in the Book of Alternative Services, as a Memorial, on April 5, the day of the founding of the community. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 32
That this General Synod authorize the inclusion of the Rev. Florence Li Tim Oi in The Calendar in The Book of Alternative Services, as a Memorial on February 26, the date of her death. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 33
That the draft Agenda #9 be adopted, subject to revision from time to time during the Synod.
That the agenda of this Synod, be amended for the afternoon of Sunday, July 8 from 2:00 to 3:30 P.M. and, if necessary, from 7:00 to 8:50 P.M. in order that a full and open discussion may take place on the future of the National Church and how the ministry of the church can be conducted in the event of the declaration of bankruptcy. CARRIED
The amended resolution was then put and - CARRIED Act 2
That this General Synod approve the amendments to Canon IX as approved by the Council of General Synod. Attached is the Canon and the amended section is shown in bold. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 40
Note: Canon IX is attached as Appendix B.
[In the electronic database bold type is indicated by pointed brackets i.e. ].)
LAY RETIREMENT PLAN
1. The Lay Retirement Plan is established to provide Pensions for lay employees of the Church who are not members of the General Synod Pension Plan.
2. There shall be a fund established in conjunction with the Plan under a written trust agreement in Canada, which fund shall be designated as "The Lay Retirement Fund", for the purpose of providing benefits in accordance with this Canon and the Regulations. The Lay Retirement Fund shall be composed of the monies received from the Participating Employers and Members, transfers and other amounts for provision of Plan benefits together with interest, dividends, earnings, accumulations and accretions, less the amounts expended in the payment of Plan benefits and the expenses of administration of the Plan and the Lay Retirement Fund.