Bishop Elliott set the context for the discussion. (Document reference #017-06-11-03).
Text of motion
That the Journal Member
a) Resolves to dissolve the Corporation in a manner complying with the requirements of the statutes and regulations governing this Corporation; and
b) Directs that the following governance structure be put into place to ensure accountability and to oversee the operations of the Anglican Journal:
- i. That the Council of General Synod oversee the policies and operations of the Anglican Journal, and that the Council delegate this responsibility to the Communications and Information Resources Committee sitting as the Standing Committee for the Anglican Journal.
- ii. That the purposes of the Anglican Journal continue to be those prescribed in the present Incorporation [see the General Synod Handbook, page 136, section 2 (a)].
- iii. That, in overseeing the policies and operations of the Anglican Journal, the Communications and Information Resources Committee convened and sitting as the Standing Committee for the Anglican Journal:
-- a) Be the publisher of Anglican Journal.
-- b) In concert with the Editor of Anglican Journal, safeguard and defend the editorial independence of the newspaper to ensure that it continues to qualify for funding from Heritage Canada.
-- c) Regularly consult with and support staff of the Anglican Journal in their work and ministry.
- iv. That, the Communications and Information Resources Committee convened as the Standing Committee for the Anglican Journal be responsible to, report to, and take direction from, the Council of General Synod in matters involving the Anglican Journal in the same manner in which it is responsible and reports to, and takes direction from, the Council of General Synod in other matters.
c) Recommends that, on dissolution of the present Corporation, any properties or assets be transferred to the Corporation of the General Synod of the Anglican Church of Canada in compliance with any statutory or regulatory requirements governing the distribution of the assets and liabilities of this Anglican Journal Corporation on its dissolution as a Corporation.
The term of office of the current board ended as of this Council meeting. The Chancellor advised that directors must be in place until the corporation is wound down.
Members agreed to reconvene on April 3rd to consider names for the Board of Directors.
Moved by: Archdeacon Harry Huskins
Seconded by: Dr. Lela Zimmer
That the meeting of the Member of the Anglican Journal Board be adjourned. CARRIED
The meeting of the Council of General Synod reconvened.