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Admission of Women to the Lower House

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Ruling
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Ruling
Mover
Prolocutor
Prologue
The Prolocutor read the following Ruling, re Admission of Women to the Lower House.
Text
The language of the Constitution rendering it necessary to determine whether male or female persons, or both, are intended:
1. It is certain that only men were in contemplation when the law was made:
2. It is equally certain that women would not have been included had the point arisen:
3. It is a principle of legal interpretation that in questions of doubtful terminology, regard should be had to the intention of those making the law:
The Chair therefore rules that until the General Synod positively enact otherwise, women are not entitled to membership in the Lower House.
Subjects
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. General Synod - Membership
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Smith, Inez
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Admission of Women to the Lower House

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Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Ruling
Date
1924 September
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Ruling
Mover
Prolocutor
Prologue
The Prolocutor read the following Ruling, re Admission of Women to the Lower House.
Text
The language of the Constitution rendering it necessary to determine whether male or female persons, or both, are intended:
1. It is certain that only men were in contemplation when the law was made:
2. It is equally certain that women would not have been included had the point arisen:
3. It is a principle of legal interpretation that in questions of doubtful terminology, regard should be had to the intention of those making the law:
The Chair therefore rules that until the General Synod positively enact otherwise, women are not entitled to membership in the Lower House.
Subjects
Women in the Anglican Church of Canada
Church of England in Canada. General Synod - Membership
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Smith, Inez
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Amendments to the Constitution

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That Section 9 be amended to read:
"The Upper House shall consist of the Primate and Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada (holding Sees therein), or (b) discharging the functions of the episcopate as Coadjutor, Suffragan, Assistant Bishop or Bishop Ordinary to the Armed Forces, or (c) Missionary Bishops appointed by the Church in Canada to any Diocese outside of Canada under the provisions of any Canon of this Synod; and (d) any such Bishops who having resigned their Sees are residing in Canada and are not engaged in any work, other than episcopal; but Bishops who have resigned their jurisdiction shall not have the right to vote in the Upper House." CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Bishops
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada. Upper House - Membership
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Amendments to the Constitution

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Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Date
1969 August
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Resolution
Mover
The Prolocutor
Seconder
Bishop of Ontario
Text
That Section 40 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore:
"Departments and/or Divisions
1. The work of the Synod shall be organized in the following departments or divisions, namely:
(a) Administration and Finance
(b) Communications
(c) National and World Program
(d) Parish and Diocesan Services
(e) Pensions
(f) Planning
2. Subject to the authority of the Synod, each department or division shall be under the supervision of the National Executive Council.
3. The Synod may by Canon constitute a Board or Committee for each department or division, which shall have such jurisdiction, authority and powers as may be defined by such Canon."
Moved in amendment by Mr. D.R. Smith, seconded by Mrs. R.K. Naylor, That Section 40, subsection (1) be amended to read:
"The work of the Synod shall be organized in such departments and divisions as General Synod shall decide from time to time." CARRIED in both Houses.
The motion, as amended, was put and CARRIED in both Houses.
Moved by the Prolocutor, seconded by Chancellor H.R.S. Ryan, That pursuant to Section 40 of the Constitution the Synod be organized in the following divisions, namely: (a) Administration and Finance; (b) Communications; (c) National and World Program; (d) Parish and Diocesan Services; (e) Pensions; (f) Planning. CARRIED in both Houses.
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Departments
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Amendments to the Constitution

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Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 10
Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 10
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Text
That the decision to delete the words "clergy and lay" before "members" in Sub-Section 5 of Section 14 of the Constitution (in the Handbook of General Synod page 22) be confirmed.
The Sub-Section will then read:
5. In the event of a vacancy in the Office of Deputy Prolocutor, by death, resignation or otherwise the members of the National Executive Council present at the next Session of the National Executive Council shall elect a Deputy Prolocutor who shall perform all the duties of the office until the next session of the Synod and the election of a Deputy Prolocutor.
CARRIED Act 10
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Deputy Prolocutor
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Amendments to the Constitution

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Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 12
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Text
That Section 35, Sub-Section 1, of the Constitution (in the Handbook of General Synod pages 29 and 30) be amended by deleting paragraphs (f) and (g) and substituting the following:
35.1 (f) Bishops, Clerical members and Lay members to be elected by the General Synod on the nomination of the members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity from each Province meeting together, provided that the members from each Province shall select:
- i) that number of Bishops that is equal to one-third of the number of Dioceses in the Province to the next larger whole number, provided that there shall not be more than one Bishop so nominated from any one diocese;
- ii) an equal number of Clerical and Lay members, provided that there shall not be more than one Bishop, one Clerical member and one Lay member from any one Diocese within the Province, save that no Province shall so nominate less than two Clerical members and two Lay members; and
Paragraph (h) to be relettered (g).
CARRIED Act 12
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Membership
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Amendment to Declaration of Principles

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Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 8
Date
1975 June
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 8
Mover
Chancellor R.H. Soward
Seconder
The Rt. Rev. J.C. Bothwell
Text
That Section 5 paragraph 2 of the Declaration of Principles (in the Handbook of General Synod, page 6) be deleted and the following substituted:
The three Orders shall vote together unless a vote by orders is called for."
A procedural motion was moved by the Rev. Alan Fairbairn and seconded by the Rev. John McIllmurray:
"That this motion be postponed until after the Issue Groups have discussed the Role of Bishops."
The procedural motion was put and DEFEATED IN THE ORDERS OF CLERGY AND LAITY
The original motion was then put and CARRIED IN THE ORDERS OF CLERGY AND LAITY
DEFEATED IN ORDER OF BISHOPS Act 8
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Declaration of Principles
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Voting
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod - Rules and practice
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
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Amendment to the Constitution - Repeal and Replace Section 35 - Council of the General Synod

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Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 27
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 27
Mover
Rev. P. Yu
Seconder
Dean D. Stoute
Prologue
The referred resolution, as revised, was returned.
Moved by The Hon. R. Stevenson, seconded by Mr. R. Welch,
That Section 35 of the Constitution and the heading preceding it be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
VII. Council of the General Synod
35. Council of the General Synod
a) There shall be an Executive Council of the General Synod to be known as the Council of the General Synod consisting of:
i. The Primate, who shall be chairperson;
ii. The Prolocutor;
iii. The Deputy Prolocutor;
iv. The Chancellor; and
v. bishops, clerical members and lay members elected by the General Synod on the nomination of the members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity from each ecclesiastical province meeting together, provided that the members from each province shall select:
I. that number of ordained persons equal to 45 percent of the number of dioceses in the province to the next larger whole number, provided that:
(i) there shall not be more than one ordained person selected from any one diocese; and
(ii) that there shall be at least one bishop and at least one priest or deacon from each province;
II. an equal number of lay members;
provided further that there shall be at least one representative from each diocese.
iv. two youth members of the General Synod to be elected at large by the General Synod, unless such members have been elected on the nomination of the ecclesiastical provinces;
b) The General Secretary of the General Synod is an ex officio member without voting privileges.
c) Except when the Council determines otherwise, there may be present at its meetings:
(i) chairpersons of the standing committees;
(ii) the Executive Director of Program;
(iii) the Treasurer of the General Synod;
(iv) all principal administrative officers of the General Synod bearing the title "Director", or its equivalent.
d) A member may resign his or her place in the Council at any time by forwarding a letter of resignation to the General Secretary of the General Synod.
e) When a member:
i. ceases to be a member of the General Synod, or
ii. resigns as a member of the Council, or
iii. in the case of a member elected under subsection (a)(v), ceases to be eligible for membership in the Synod of the diocese which he or she represents,
he or she shall cease to be a member of the Council.
f) A vacancy in the Council shall:
i. in the case of a member elected under the provisions of sub-section 35(a)(v), be filled by the Prolocutor in consultation with the appropriate bishop, provided that the person so named shall be:
a) a member of the General Synod;
b) from the same order as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council;
c) from the same diocese as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council;
ii. in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsections 35(a)(vi), be filled by the Prolocutor, provided that the person so named shall be a member of the General Synod, preference being given to the nominee who received the highest number of votes of those nominated but not elected at the previous session of the General Synod. If there were no such nominations or if none of the nominees is eligible or willing to serve, the Prolocutor shall consult with the Primate in naming the appointment.
g) Subject to sub-sections (d) and (e), each person elected as a member of the Council shall continue as a member of the Council until the election of members of the Council at the next succeeding session of the General Synod.
Amendment
Moved by Ms. K. MacDonald, seconded by Rev. B. Bretzlaff,
That the words "unless such members have been elected on the nomination of the ecclesiastical provinces" at the end of section 35a)vi) be deleted. CARRIED
Moved by Rev. I. Luke, seconded by Mrs. H. Harradence,
That section 35(a)(v) (I and II) be deleted and replaced with:
I. that number of lay members that is equal to one-third of the number of dioceses in the province to the next larger whole number, provided that there shall not be more than one lay member so nominated from any one diocese;
II. an equal number of clerical members and bishops, provided that there shall not be more than one bishop, one clerical member, or one lay member from any one diocese within the province, save that no province shall so nominate less than two clerical members and two bishops. DEFEATED
Moved by Mrs. D. Brookes, seconded by Captain B. Park,
That the following new subsection (vii) be inserted in Section 35a):
vii. One member elected by the General Synod, nominated by the members of the General Synod and representing the Anglican Ordinariate. CARRIED
The mover and seconder also agreed to include in the above motion the addition of the words "and the Anglican Ordinariate" at the end of the last line of section v).
Moved by Mr. G. Genge, seconded by Bishop T. Morgan,
That in section 35(c)(i), the words "chairpersons of the standing committees" be deleted and replaced with the words "a representative of each standing committee, chosen by the committee." CARRIED
Text
Motion to End Debate
That the question now be put. CARRIED
The amended resolution now reads:
VII. Council of the General Synod
35. Council of the General Synod
a) There shall be an Executive Council of the General Synod to be known as the Council of the General Synod consisting of:
i. The Primate, who shall be chairperson;
ii. The Prolocutor;
iii. The Deputy Prolocutor;
iv. The Chancellor; and
v. bishops, clerical members and lay members elected by the General Synod on the nomination of the members of the Orders of Bishops, Clergy and Laity from each ecclesiastical province meeting together, provided that the members from each province shall select:
I. that number of ordained persons equal to 45 percent of the number of dioceses in the province to the next larger whole number, provided that:
(i) there shall not be more than one ordained person selected from any one diocese; and
(ii) that there shall be at least one bishop and at least one priest or deacon from each province;
II. an equal number of lay members;
provided further that there shall be at least one representative from each diocese and the Anglican Ordinariate.
iv. two youth members of the General Synod to be elected at large by the General Synod;
vii. one member elected by the General Synod, nominated by the members of the General Synod and representing the Anglican Ordinariate.
b) The General Secretary of the General Synod is an ex officio member without voting privileges.
c) Except when the Council determines otherwise, there may be present at its meetings:
i) a representative of each standing committee, chosen by the committee;
ii) the Executive Director of Program;
iii) the Treasurer of the General Synod;
iv) all principal administrative officers of the General Synod bearing the title "Director", or its equivalent.
d) A member may resign his or her place in the Council at any time by forwarding a letter of resignation to the General Secretary of the General Synod.
e) When a member:
i. ceases to be a member of the General Synod, or
ii. resigns as a member of the Council, or
iii. in the case of a member elected under subsection (a)(v), ceases to be eligible for membership in the Synod of the diocese which he or she represents,
he or she shall cease to be a member of the Council.
f) A vacancy in the Council shall:
i. in the case of a member elected under the provisions of sub-section 35(a)(v), be filled by the Prolocutor in consultation with the appropriate bishop, provided that the person so named shall be:
a) a member of the General Synod;
b) from the same order as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the same time of his or her election to the Council;
c) from the same diocese as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council;
ii. in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsections 35(a)(vi), be filled by the Prolocutor, provided that the person so named shall be a member of the General Synod, preference being given to the nominee who received the highest number of votes of those nominated but not elected at the previous session of the General Synod. If there were no such nominations of if none of the nominees is eligible or willing to serve, the Prolocutor shall consult with the Primate in naming the appointment.
g) Subject to sub-sections (d) and (e), each person elected as a member of the Council shall continue as a member of the Council until the election of members of the Council at the next succeeding session of the General Synod. CARRIED Act 27
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. Council of General Synod
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
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Amendment to the Constitution - Section 41 - Standing Committees

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Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Date
1995 June 1-9
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 28
Mover
Dean D. Stoute
Seconder
Rev. P. Poole
Prologue
Moved by The Hon. R. Stevenson, seconded by Archdeacon J. Boyles,
That Section 41 of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
41. Standing Committees
a) There shall be the following Standing Committees of the General Synod:
i. Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee
ii. Partners in Mission Committee
iii. Primate's World Relief and Development Fund Committee (PWRDF Committee)
iv. Social Justice Committee
v. Pension Committee
vi. Financial Management and Development Committee
vii. Information Resources Committee
b) The Faith, Worship and Ministry Committee and the Social Justice Committee shall each consist of 15 members:
i. 12 members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii. at least 8 of the members elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the General Synod
iii. 3 members shall be appointed by the Primate.
c) The Partners in Mission Committee shall consist of 15 members:
i. 10 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii. at least 8 of the 10 members elected the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the General Synod
iii. 3 members shall be appointed by the Primate
iv. 1 of the members shall be appointed by an overseas partner church, designated by the committee
v. 1 of the members shall be appointed by an ecumenical partner church, designated by the committee.
d) The PWRDF Committee shall consist of 15 members:
i. 8 members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii. at least 4 of the members elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the General Synod
iii. 7 members shall be appointed by the Primate
iv. 3 of the members to be appointed by the Primate shall be nominated by overseas organizations with which the PWRDF works closely and which have been designated by the committee. [NB. The organizations invited to nominate may be secular, ecumenical or Anglican church related.]
v. 1 of the members appointed by the Primate shall be an Aboriginal person, nominated by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples.
vi. 1 of the members appointed by the Primate shall be an aboriginal person, nominated by the PWRDF Committee.
The members of the committee elected and appointed in 1995 shall take office on January 1, 1996. The members of the committee in existence on June 1, 1995 shall continue in office until December 31, 1995.
e) The Pension Committee shall be constituted as prescribed in Canon VIII.
f) The Financial Management and Development Committee shall consist of 12 members:
i. 9 of the members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii. at least 7 of the 9 members who are elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the General Synod
iii. 3 of the members shall be appointed by the Primate.
g) The Information Resources Committee shall consist of 9 members:
i. 6 members shall be elected by the General Synod
ii. at least 5 of the members elected by the General Synod shall be members of the General Synod, at least one of whom shall be a member of the Council of the General Synod
h) In nomination of persons to be elected or appointed to Standing Committees, geographic representation, expertise, experience and commitment to the ongoing life and work of the committee shall be the principal criteria and consideration shall also be given to reflecting the diverse groups and individuals within the church and society.
i) Normally, a person who was a member of a Standing Committee for the two immediately preceding terms will not be elected or appointed to that committee.
j) Unless the Terms of Reference of a Standing Committee are established by Canon, the Council of the General Synod may adopt or amend terms of reference for a committee, subject to the confirmation by the General Synod at its next regular session. The terms of reference of each committee shall be printed in the Appendices of the Handbook of the General Synod.
k) The Primate, Prolocutor and Deputy Prolocutor may appoint the chair of each standing committee from among the members of the committee.
l) At least 30 days before a regular session of the General Synod, each Standing Committee shall submit to the General Synod Nominating Committee the names of persons to be considered for nomination for membership of the committee for its next term.
m) The Standing Committees shall report to the General Synod and regularly to the Council of the General Synod.
Amendment
Moved by Ms. E. Archambault, seconded by Ms. G. Cardy,
That a new subsection viii. be added to section 41a) for the Anglican Journal. DEFEATED
Moved by Rev. P. Hamel, seconded by Bishop R. Hatton,
That the name of the Social Justice Committee be changed to the Eco-Justice Committee. CARRIED
Moved by Bishop T. Collings, seconded by Mrs. D. Davies-Flindall,
That section 41d) be amended by replacing "15" in the first line with "18"; and to replace "7" with "10" in subsection 41d)iii). DEFEATED
Text
Motion to End Debate
That the question now be put. CARRIED
The motion, as amended, was then put and CARRIED. Act 28
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees
Anglican Church of Canada - Committees - Membership
Representation on committees - Anglican Church of Canada
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Amendment to the Constitution - The Officers of the General Synod Collectively

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Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 23
Date
1992 June 18-26
Source
General Synod. Minutes
Record Type
Act 23
Mover
Very Rev. R. Pynn
Seconder
Rt. Rev. W. Asbil
Text
That the following section be added to the Constitution of the General Synod as section 21:
21. The Officers of the General Synod Collectively
The Officers shall meet from time to time at the call of the Primate for these purposes:
a) to advise the Primate, the National Executive Council and committees, councils and boards as required;
b) to take action on matters referred to them by the General Synod and the National Executive Council;
c) to advise the Primate and General Secretary on agenda planning for the National Executive Council;
d) to propose actions to the National Executive Council in respect of subjects for which there is no provision in the mandates of other standing committees, councils and boards;
e) to ensure that the National Executive Council's responsibility for overall strategic planning and visioning is fulfilled;
f) to monitor and direct the ongoing business of the National Executive Council between its meetings, as assigned by the National Executive Council and, in turn, to make recommendations to the National Executive Council. CARRIED in all Orders Act 23
Subjects
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Constitution
Anglican Church of Canada. General Synod. Officers
Anglican Church of Canada. National Executive Council
Anglican Church of Canada - Government
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