The Canadian Anglican House of Bishops met in London, Ontario for an extended meeting 25-30 October 2007. They discussed the issue of same-sex blessings and raised concerns about the actions of retired bishop Don Harvey.
Despite some reservations, the Anglican Church in Newfoundland supports a constitutional amendment put forward by the province which would streamline the province's school system and eliminate religious control of school boards.
"The Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples' (ACIP) rejection of the native residential schools agreement and its rebuke of the primate, Archbishop Michael Peers, is stirring up both support and criticism in the Canadian Church". The major point of concern for ACIP is that "natives who enter into the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) process must sign a release form promising never to sue the government claiming loss of language and culture in the national boarding school system." A letter from the diocesan council of Keewatin conveyed the diocese's deep distress at the press release and stand taken by the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples. Bishop Don Harvey of the diocese of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador also expressed dismay at the ACIP position.
"An integrated school system is the best choice to preserve what the Anglican church and other denominations want from a church-governed system, says Bishop Donald Harvey of Eastern Newfoundland and Labrador diocese. `We will work with the results', Bishop Harvey said following a Newfoundland referendum showing majority support for a provincial government proposal to reform the church-run educational system by changing the constitution".