That if the proposed amendments to the Constitution regarding the election of youth members of the Council of General Synod is passed by General Synod the following amendments to Appendix G will automatically come into effect for use at General Synod 2001:
Amend Appendix G by striking out 1.q)
and add to the end of Appendix G 1.a) "A diocese may also nominate its youth member for election to the Council"
and amend Appendix G 1.e) to read: A chart shall be posted listing by diocese the nominees from each of the three Orders.
and amend Appendix G 1.o) to read:
When the prescribed number of nominations of persons from the three Orders resident in the ecclesiastical province has been achieved, the meeting shall vote by ballot on the youth member nominees. The youth member receiving the greatest number of votes shall be deemed selected. The chairperson shall declare the business concluded and report to the chairperson of the General Synod Nominating Committee. CARRIED #62-03-01
Comment - It needs to be made clear to Provincial Caucuses that youth delegates are still eligible for youth or lay membership on COGS.
That section 33(a)(vi) of the Constitution of the General Synod be amended to read:
vi) one youth member of the General Synod from each ecclesiastical province to be 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 no ecclesiastical province may make more than one nomination;
and that section 33(f)(ii) of the Constitution be amended to read:
(ii) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33(a)(vi), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the appropriate metropolitan, provided that the person so named shall be a youth member of the General Synod from the same ecclesiastical province as that to which the former member of the Council belonged at the time of his or her election to the Council.
Moved by: Dr. Iain Luke
That the words "youth member" be removed and the age requirements be put in.
As there was no seconder to the amending motion, the motion was declared to have failed.
The original resolution was then put and - CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 10
That this General Synod direct the Council of General Synod, and request the dioceses and provinces, to seek ways to work toward a more balanced representation reflecting the diversity of our Church at all levels and to encourage members of under-represented and minority groups to be involved in councils and committees of the Church. CARRIED WITHOUT DEBATE Act 88
That the Council of General Synod send a letter of congratulations and good wishes to The Rev. Canon Stephen Lane, Bishop-elect of the Episcopal Diocese of Maine, The Episcopal Church of the USA. APPROVED BY CONSENSUS #26-11-08
- 1) amend section 33 a) of the Constitution of the General Synod by adding a new subsection viii) as follows:
-- viii) two members who may, but need not be, members of the General Synod, nominated by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples and elected by the General Synod; and
- 2) amend section 33 f) of the Constitution by adding a new subsection iv) as follows:
-- iv) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33 a) viii), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the Chair or Co-chairs of the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples.
That this General Synod amend section 33 of the Constitution as follows:
- (a) by changing "forty-five percent" to "twenty-five percent" in section 33 a) v) I;
- (b) by deleting the words in section 33 a) v) after section 33 a) v) II);
- (c) by rewording section 33(e) (iii) to read as follows:
-- iii) in the case of a member elected under subsection 33 a) v) or vi), ceases to be eligible for membership in a synod of the diocese in the ecclesiastical province that he or she represents, or
- (d) by adding section 33 e) iv) as follows:
-- iv) in the case of a member elected under 33 a) vii) ceases to be eligible to represent the Anglican Ordinariate,
- (e) in section 33 f), by substituting "metropolitan" for "bishop" and "ecclesiastical province" for "diocese" in paragraph i), deleting the comma at the end of paragraph ii) and adding paragraph iii) as follows:
-- iii) in the case of a member elected under the provisions of subsection 33 a) vii), be filled by the Prolocutor, in consultation with the Bishop Ordinary of the Canadian Forces.
Informal Session (Committee of the Whole)
Moved by: Mr. David Jones
Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. Susan Moxley
That this General Synod move into an informal session for the consideration of this motion. CARRIED
The proposed reduction in the size of the Council of General Synod was discussed.
That this General Synod move out of informal session. CARRIED
The resolution was then put and was - CARRIED IN ALL ORDERS Act 19
"Eleven of the Anglican Church of Canada's 30 dioceses will have no members on the Council of General Synod (CoGS) for the next three years. The election of CoGS members took place after a resolution was passed to cut 42 members down to 31 as a cost-saving measure". Synod "then added members by giving voting privileges to two observers from the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples (ACIP), and one vote to the partner representative of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada."
"This month [November 2016], the new members of Council of General Synod (CoGS) -- who will help govern the church for the 2016-2019 triennium -- meet for the first time. ... a majority of them are fresh faces -- only about five of the 27 (excluding seven offices of General Synod) have served the council in the previous triennium or in recent years. This is an exciting development. The infusion of new blood in any organization is generally seen as a good thing, ripe with promise of alternative ideas and infectious energy". "One hopes that CoGS will uphold this ideal of transparency and accountability at all times. This extends to granting the 'Anglican Journal' unimpeded access and thinking twice about in-camera meetings". "Transparency and accountability are particularly crucial at this time when the church is faced with divisiveness over the issue of same-sex marriage. Canadian Anglicans are looking at their church for clarity, honesty and for courageous leadership on this and many other critical issues of the day".