That the following No Debate List procedure be adopted for use at this General Synod:
a) the Resolutions Committee in consultation with the movers shall identify resolutions likely to be approved without debate. Those resolutions shall be listed, by number and title, on a No Debate List on the Orders of the Day;
b) the No Debate List shall be read at the beginning of the first session of the day;
c) when the No Debate List is read, upon the request of any member of Synod, any resolution shall be removed from the list and scheduled for debate at a time arranged by the Agenda Committee;
d) each resolution remaining on the No Debate List shall be decided in turn without debate except that the mover of the resolution may speak for not more than three minutes. CARRIED Act 49
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.