That the privileges of the House be extended to the Reverend Michael Hicks. CARRIED #38-05-88
The Reverend Michael Hicks, Mrs. Amy Newell and Archdeacon David Woeller joined in presenting the report of the Task Force and invited comments and questions.
Mr. Hicks said that it would be very important for the church to do careful research and analysis, to enter into dialogue and to speak with a critical voice. Lobbyists he has spoken with have expressed the view that there is a vital role for the churches to play and they should be encouraged.
Much discussion centred around financial implications, increasing the assessment budget and how the items in this budget are evaluated and ranked in priority.
Seconded by: Mrs. A. Newell
That the National Executive Council authorize the appointment by the Primate of a National Affairs Liaison Officer by July 1, 1990, and request the Administration and Finance Committee to provide the necessary funding, including an exploration of a possible partnership with the Diocese of Ottawa. A careful evaluation of this work is to be undertaken not later than three years after its establishment.
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That this matter be referred to the Administration and Finance Committee. CARRIED #39-05-88