"Anglican bishops from across Canada gathered for a special meeting of the National House of Bishops in Niagara Falls, Ont. from Jan. 14 to 17 . The focus was on necessary preparations for a primatial election and on three resolutions that will be brought to the floor of General Synod this July  in Vancouver". "'The house recognized that it has no jurisdictional authority on what comes to the floor of General Synod; this is the work of the Council of General Synod', [Primate Fred] Hiltz said. 'But as the nature of episcopal leadership is to encourage, teach, serve, and uphold the faith, the house considered what -- if anything -- it would like to share with the council on matters coming before the synod'". "'This particular meeting of the national house -- more so than any meeting -- modelled a graceful way to have a conversation about a matter with which we have deep differences. At the heart of that was a unanimous commitment to our unity in Christ', said Hiltz".