That section 3 of Canon III - The Primacy - be repealed and the following substituted therefor:
3. Term of Office
a) The term of office of the Primate shall commence upon election to the office.
b) The Primate shall, as soon as practicable and not more than 90 days after being elected, resign from the episcopal or metropolitical offices held at the time of election.
c) The Primate shall cease to hold office
- i) when he or she has held office for nine years or, if the term has been extended under section 3 d), when he or she has held office for 12 years,
- ii) when he or she attains the age of 70 years,
- iii) on the effective date of a resignation submitted and accepted under section 7, or
iv) when a resolution is adopted under section 8 d) declaring the Primacy vacant,
whichever first occurs.
4) [sic i.e. d)] The Primate may, no earlier than 18 months before, and no later than 12 months before the ninth anniversary of the Primate's election, submit to the Council of the General Synod and to the Order of Bishops a request for an extension of his or her term of office to the twelfth anniversary of that election. If both the Council of the General Synod and the Order of Bishops accede to the Primate's request within six months, the Primate's term of office shall be extended as requested; otherwise it shall expire on the ninth anniversary of the Primate's election.
Moved by: Archbishop Terrence [sic i.e. Terence] Finlay
Seconded by: Mrs. Dorothy Davies-Flindall
That the motion be amended by deleting the word "election" in subsection a) and replacing it with the word "installation". CARRIED
The amended resolution was then put and DEFEATED Act 10
The Acting Primate confirmed that the resolution had received the requisite 2/3 majority in the Orders of Clergy and Laity voting together, but was carried in the Order of Bishops.