WHEREAS the terms of reference of the AMAX Scientific Review Panel are limited;
AND WHEREAS all proceedings are not open to public scrutiny;
AND WHEREAS there is no right to cross examination or power of subpoena;
AND WHEREAS the Anglican Church at the national and local levels is being asked to participate in the AMAX Scientific Review Panel;
THEREFORE be it resolved that this National Executive Council continue to call for a full Public Inquiry under the Public Inquiries Act and request representatives of the Anglican Church of Canada not to appear before the AMAX Scientific Review Panel, and that our position be made public. CARRIED
Since the termination of Project North in 1987, further evaluation and consultation between the churches in Canada has led to a new coalition on aboriginal justice concerns. This is the result of discussion between the churches, network groups, and native organizations. It shifts the focus of the former Project North to include justice issues for native people all over Canada and is based upon the church leaders' recent statement: "A New Covenant".
That this National Executive Council support and participate fully in the new coalition: Project North - Ecumenical Coalition for Aboriginal Justice; and request the Program Committee to appoint two representatives from the Anglican Church of Canada to its Steering Committee. CARRIED #54-11-88