That the National Executive Council approves that, in view of the substantial increases in the grants to Assisted Dioceses, which are not guaranteed in block grants from the Apportionment beyond 1976 nor from the Appeal beyond 1978, the Primate's Council on the North and the Bishops of Assisted Dioceses be requested to report, by September 15, 1976 to the Program and Administration and Finance Committees, on their proposals for new forms of ministry in the North and new means of funding. CARRIED
That the National Executive Council expresses to the members of the Primate's Council on the North the Church's deep appreciation for its effective initiatory work in focusing the Church's attention on and support for its membership who live in the North and in other supported dioceses. CARRIED
On 28 May 2000 Canon John Erb flew to Yellowknife in the Northwest Territories to meet with the four Diocese of the Arctic bishops: Chris Williams, Paul Idlout, Andrew Atagotaaluk and Larry Robertson. While in Yellowknife he toured the Legislative Assembly before flying to Inuvik to the Church of the Ascension. He also visited St. John's Church, Tutktoyaktuk and the Rev. Chamberlain Jones in Aklavik, NWT.
Archbishop Jackson reported on his recent visit to missions in the north, particularly in the Province of Rupert's Land. He pointed out that the Churches in the north do not have funds available to meet the demands as the north becomes more industrialized.
Moved by Jackson, seconded by Reed,
That immediate consideration be given to pay and allowances for all clergy serving in the North (North of 60 degrees - Arctic, Mackenzie, Yukon, Caledonia, Keewatin, Moosonee) so that a more adequate remuneration be made available.
Moved by Challice, seconded by Smith,
That the motion be tabled. CARRIED
That Archbishop Jackson, Canon Jackson, Mr. Donald and Canon Bothwell be requested to consult together about living allowances for clergy in Northern and isolated areas of Canada, and be prepared to suggest how to proceed in the study of this matter when Archbishop Jackson's tabled resolution is lifted before the meeting of the NEC adjourns. CARRIED