The Primate requested Archbishop Somerville to take the Chair, and sought persmission to absent himself from the meeting.
Text of motion
"That this House of Bishops of the Anglican Church of Canada wholeheartedly supports our Primate, Archbishop Edward Scott, in his leadership of our Church and in his role of Moderator of the Central Committee of the World Council of Churches, and deeply regrets the distortion by some of the media of his position on the World Council of Churches' 'Program to Combat Racism.'" CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.
Moved by: The Rt. Rev. H.V.R. Short
Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. D. Hambidge
"That this House supports the action of the General Secretary in this complaint." CARRIED UNANIMOUSLY.