Bishop Asbil reported on the new bishops training event which was held in Toronto in November 1995, and led by Bishop Harold Hopkins (of the ECUSA Pastoral Development Office) and his wife Nancy.
Archdeacon Harry Hilchey reviewed the content of `The Anglican Church of Canada : A Handbook for Bishops' which was distributed to the House of Bishops and then Archdeacon Hilchey went through the handbook chapter by chapter.
It was agreed that the handbook was a document for bishops, but that it was not a "private" document. A member of the House of Bishops suggested that future editions of the handbook should name Archdeacon Hilchey as the author.
Text of motion
That the House gives it[s] thanks to Archdeacon Hilchey for his efforts and for the monumental piece of work he did in producing the bishops' handbook. CARRIED
It was agreed that it is the responsibility of the Metropolitan to ensure that the handbook is not taken (out of the bishop's office) by a retiring bishop. Production of future editions are the responsibility of the Primate's Office.
On behalf of the Metropolitans as well as the House of Bishops, Archbishop Peers thanked Archdeacon Hilchey for his work.