Resolution A070


Subject: Resolutions with Financial Implications

Moved by: Mr. Robert Dickson, Diocese of New Westminster                            

Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. James Cowan, Diocese of British Columbia

Be it resolved that this General Synod:

That all resolutions adopted by this session of the General Synod that

  • involve the spending of money, and
  • for which the necessary financial resources have not been identified in the motion or are not included in the budget of General Synod

be referred to a group comprised of the Primate, the Prolocutor, and the General Secretary who shall, in consultation with the Treasurer, review any expenditure that would be required to implement the motion and the financial resources available.  The group may, in their discretion, authorize expenditures to implement the motion in whole or in part, or may determine that implementation is not financially feasible.  The General Secretary shall report the decisions of the group to the Council of General Synod, which may reconsider those decisions.

Source: The Expenditures Committee

Submitted by: The Ven. Dr. Michael Thompson, General Secretary

Does this motion contain within it any financial implications?      Yes     No

If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?   Yes    No


In the normal course, an ordinary motion must be passed by a majority of the Order of Bishops, and by a majority of the Orders of Clergy and Laity voting together.

Six members of General Synod may, prior to the question being put, require a vote by Orders, with a majority of each Order being necessary to pass.

If a question passes on a Vote by Orders, any six members (two from each of three different dioceses) may require a vote to be taken by dioceses.  A motion passes if a majority of dioceses (or a tie) vote in favour.

Source: Section 5 of the Declaration of Principles and sections 18, 19 and 20 of the Rules of Order and Procedure

If Resolution A030 is given second reading, the required majority will be all Orders voting together.