Archbishop Buckle gave an explanation about why the election of a Suffragan Bishop to the Metropolitan of the Ecclesiastical Provicne of British Columbia and Yukon had been postponed. He said that the postponement asked for by the Provincial House of Bishops had been "to enable Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) in conjunction with the Metropolitan:
- a. To establish a time line for reactivation of the Diocese of Cariboo
- b. To bring clarity to the issue of length of term of service of the Suffragan Bishop, and
- c. To review the process by which APCI recommends a nominee to assist with Episcopal oversight of APCI.
Archbishop Buckle said that it was thought that the Electoral College would meet in September 2009 to consider electing a Suffragan Bioshop. He acknowledged that the decision to defer the election had caused hurt amongst the people of APCI. Archbishop Buckle told the bishops that he had met with the people of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior before coming to the House of Bishops' meeting. He said that he had left with a sense of direction and hope.
That this House move into in camera. CARRIED HB Res. 09-04-02
Canon David Jones brought forward a motion for the creation of the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior (APCI) with the status of a diocese, the ability to elect its own bishop and delegates to the General Synod in its own name. Resulting from this amendment,
Be it resolved that
a) pursuant to Section 7 b) iii) of the Declaration of Principles consent to the decision by the Synod of the ecclesiastical Province of British Columbia and Yukon to rearrange boundaries to transfer the territory of the diocese of Cariboo to the Anglican Parishes of the central Interior, and
b) confirm that the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior has the status of a diocese, and as such is entitled to membership in the General Synod pursuant to section 8 of the constitution.
"I find the actions by the provincial house of bishops for B.C. and Yukon to be disturbing, condescending and verging on the represensible [with regard to the nomination and election of the new Suffragan Bishop, the Rev. Barbara Andrews]". "When APCI [Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior] ceases to exist and is replaced with a diocese, the position of suffragan bishop will also end. The incumbent suffragan bishop could stand for election as the bishop of the new diocese." Letter to the editor.
See also letters "A full bishop" by David Jones and "Dithering" about the story/election of the Suffragan Bishop in the Anglican Parishes of the Central Interior on page 5.
"Archbishop John Privett, who has served as metropolitan of the ecclesiastical province of British Columbia and Yukon since 2009, has been unanimously re-elected for another seven-year term. Privett, who has also been bishop of the diocese of Kootenay since 2005, was elected at a meeting of the province's electoral college in Vancouver September 16  ... Privett's current term expired September 26 ". "One of the challenges of overseeing the province, Privett said, is its considerable diversity -- geographical, theological ('We stretch the gamut of perspectives in the church', he says) and financial".