That Article 14(3) of the Constitution be repealed and the following substituted therefore. "The Prolocutor and Deputy Prolocutor will continue in office until immediately prior to the prorogation of the Session of Synod at which their successors are elected." CARRIED
The March 2019 Council of General Synod (CoGS) meeting passed 12 twelve resolutions presented by the Rev. Eileen Scully, director of Faith, Worship and Ministry. "Scully began with March 15  report on the 'Anglican Communion Safe Church Charter' and the 'Protocol for the Disclosure of Ministry Suitability Information between the Churches of the Anglican Communion'." "Bob Boeckner, trustee for the Pension Committee, also presented the committee's report to CoGS. Facing intensifying decline in membership and a need for greater equity, he said, the trustees has established an expansion committee to explore how best to provide equitable and sustainable pensions. According to Boeckner, proposed solutions included winding up the Lay Retirement Plan and enrolling all members in the General Synod Pension Plan; expanding the General Synod Pension Plan employer base by offering the plan to other not-for-profit employers; and enabling amendments to Canon VIII and IX to carry out these plans". "CoGS also elected Dean Peter Wall as deputy prolocutor and appointed Laurel Parson as archivist of General Synod".
There were four nominations: Mr. G.C. Hodge, Dr. D.J. Broadwell, Mr. W.R. Kay, and Mr. D.R. Smith. The result of the vote as declared by Archdeacon Starr showed Mr. D.R. Smith receiving 114 votes, Dr. D.J. Broadwell 68 votes, Mr. G.C. Hodge 26 votes and Mr. W.R. Kay 19 votes. The Primate declared Mr. Desmond Smith elected as the Deputy Prolocutor. [CARRIED] Act 14
Lt.-Col. M.L. Douglas was nominated by the Ven. R.K. Naylor, and Brigadier Aeneas McB. Bell-Irving.
The Ven. Cecil Swanson and the Very Rev. J.O. Anderson were also nominated, but withdrew their names.
The Prolocutor declared Lt.-Col. M.L. Douglas duly elected which announcement was received with applause by the House.
The Ven. R.K. Naylor and Brigadier Aeneas McB. Bell-Irving were deputed to accompany the Prolocutor-elect to the Upper House, and upon their return it was announced that the Upper House had received the information with acclaim.
Election of Deputy Prolocutor
The following were nominated: The Ven. F.R. Gartrell, the Very Rev. J.O. Anderson, the Rev. Canon W.H.H. Crump and the Rev. Canon R.R. Latimer.
Upon the ballot being taken, the Very Rev. J.O. Anderson was declared elected. (See pp. 40, 95.)
Message U-14 -- Concurrences. The Upper House concurs in the following Messages: L 22, L 23, L 24, L 25, L 26, L 27, L 29, L 32, L 34 and L 35. (See pp. 29, 30, 31, 32, 35, 37, 39, 46, 48, 94.)
Message L-24 - Election of Deputy Prolocutor
That the Lower House begs to inform the Upper House that the Very Rev. J.O. Anderson has been elected as Deputy Prolocutor of the Lower House. (See p. 31.)
The Upper House concurs in Message L-24 of the Lower House, (See p. 40.)