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:
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.