Archdeacon Jim Boyles presented the report of the officers. He reviewed the "for information" items, invited comments/questions and responded to same. Archdeacon Boyles spoke to the section of the report dealing with Residential Schools, in particular with the section addressing four concerns raised by ACIP in its press statement of March 11th.
That the Council of General Synod thank the dioceses and all Anglicans for their support of the Settlement Agreement.
Speaking to the motion, Mr. Todd Russell, disagreed that "all Anglicans" support the agreement and emphasized the need for more communication between aboriginal and non-aboriginal Anglicans. He stressed, however, that the Anglican Council of Indigenous Peoples fully supports the Primate.
Motion to table
Moved by: Archdeacon Helena-Rose Houldcroft
Seconded by: Canon Grant Hyslop
That the motion be tabled. DEFEATED
The mover and seconder agreed to remove the words "all Anglicans" and add the word "members of the Church". The amended motion now reads:
That the Council of General Synod thank the dioceses and members of the Church for their support of the Settlement Agreement. CARRIED #04-05-03