That Section 3, Subsection b) be preceded by the words "Notwithstanding the above" and that the words "marriage between them shall be prohibited" shall replace the words "the minister must be satisfied that the parties consent to the marriage free from any duress, undue influence or coercion, past or present."
Amendment to the amendment
The mover and seconder agreed to amend Section 3, Subsection b) by adding the words "or live" after the word "lived"
The amendment was then put and - CARRIED
The amended resolution now reads:
That first reading be given to the resolution
That Canon XXI be amended:
(1) by striking out section 3 of Part I and substituting therefor the following:
3. Impediments of Relationship
a) Notwithstanding the Table of Kindred and Affinity contained in The Book of Common Prayer (1962), when making the inquiries directed in section 2 the minister shall, with respect to impediments of relationship, be guided by the `Marriage (Prohibited Degrees) Act' which prohibits marriages between persons who are related
i) lineally by consanguinity or adoption,
ii) as brother and sister by consanguinity, whether by the whole blood or the half-blood, or
iii) as brother and sister by adoption.
b) Notwithstanding the above, where the parties to the intended marriage have previously lived or live in the same household and one party has been treated by the other as a child or parent, marriage between them shall be prohibited.
(2) by striking out clause 17 a) ii) of Part III and substituting therefor the following:
This report was presented by the Archbishop of Kootenay. Considerable discussion arose out of the report which was, on motion of the Archbishop of Kootenay, seconded by Mr. R.W. Allin, carried in both Houses.
Your Committee regrets that it cannot submit any report either on the "state" of the Church or on statistical returns. The information supplied is insufficient in both cases. Only nine bishops have replied to a request for a Church report of conditions in their areas; for the year 1944 statistical returns were not received until this year, and the figures of two important dioceses are still unavailable; less than half the returns for 1945 have been received.
Your Committee requests that it be relieved of its duties unless fuller cooperation is forthcoming and needful information supplied. It would however stress the great loss which the Church would suffer, if information as to the ebb and flow of Church life in various parts of the Dominion is not available. It may point out that the proportion of active to missing Anglicans would never have been known if statistics had not been collected and synthesized.
That this Synod requests the Committee on Statistics and State of the Church to continue its labours and calls upon all Dioceses to extend to the Committee the fullest co-operation so that all needful information may be supplied. CARRIED in both Houses.
That this General Synod, recognizing that the history of indigenous people is not adequately taught in our schools, call on Canadian Anglicans to request their provincial governments to review and revise the history curricula of their public schools systems. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 89
Bishop Bruce Stavert rose on a point of personal privilege to draw members attention to an uncomplimentary editorial on the residential schools issue appearing in the National Post.