Message No.3 "Report of the Committee on Method of Electing the Primate" consideration of which had been deferred until the Report should be in the hands of the members of the House, was now considered. The following Report was read by the Deputy-Prolocutor:
Committee on Method of Electing the Primate
The Committee met on Monday evening, Sept. 12th, 1927, in the City Hall, Kingston, Ont.
There were present, the Archbishops of Huron and New Westminster, the Bishops of Fredericton, Montreal, Ottawa and Saskatchewan, and Chancellor Gisborne.
The Archbishop of Huron was elected chairman of the Committee in succession to the Archbishop of Algoma.
The Chairman reviewed the work of the Committee hitherto and read the correspondence which had been handed to him by the Archbishop of Algoma. The correspondence covered a period from 1921 to the present time.
After a full consideration of the present situation and of suggested changes, the Committee passed the following resolution, viz.:
"That the Committee, after careful consideration of many points of view, both practical and historical, that have been brought before them, have come to the conclusion that they can recommend no change in the method of the election of the Primate."
The Committee now beg to submit this Report and recommend its adoption.
David Huron, Chairman; John Charles Ottawa, Secretary; Sept. 12, 1927, Kingston, Ont.
Resolved, That this House concurs in Message No.3.
No.3 Election of Primate
That the Report of the Committee on the Method of Election of Primate be adopted recommending that no change be made in the manner of the election and that the Lower House be asked to concur.
That the Lower House concurs in Message No.3 of the Upper House.
The Committee recommends that the Church should make no general recommendations for or against greater immigration but is of the opinion that vigilance should be exercised to see the proper proportion of immigrants are British. The Committee recommends that the present policy of the Council should be continued, namely, the welcome and welfare work.
That Recommendation No.3 on Immigration, be amended to read as follows:
Resolved that this Synod recommends to the Department of Immigration that vigilance should be exercised to see that the proper proportion of immigrants are British. The Committee recommends that the present policy of the Council should be continued, namely, the welcome and welfare work. CARRIED in both Houses.
That work on behalf of Prisoners in the Province of Ontario now being carried by the Office of the Council for Social Service be referred to the Authorities of the Provincial Synod of Ontario with the request that they confer with the General Secretary of the C.S.S. upon the matter. CARRIED in both Houses.