The Council discussed the proposed statement of editorial policy.
Moved by Balcom, Seconded by Childs,
That the National Executive Council approve the statement of Editorial Policy with a re-arranging of the order of paragraphs.
Moved by Landon, Seconded by Whytehead
That the statement on page 2 be reworded to begin as follows: 'The purpose of the Canadian Churchman is to reflect and further the life of the Anglican Church of Canada, an in particular ...". DEFEATED
Moved by Valentine, Seconded by Smith
That the wording of the first paragraph be changed to read: 'Canadian Churchman is the national newspaper of the Anglican Church of Canada, but it is not the official voice of the Church. As an independent Christian newspaper it is encouraged to express under God the mind of Christ, through editorials and through the presentation of news and features, without fear or favour, but with balance, good taste and a human touch.
Moved by Tomlin, Seconded by Fenwick
This this National Executive Council move into a committee of the whole. DEFEATED
Text of motion
That this motion be tabled and be referred back to the Editorial Committee for re-writing, taking into consideration the discussion of this Council. CARRIED
The Primate thanked the Board of Trustees, the Editorial Committee and the National Executive Council for working so seriously on this subject.