Resolution A183


Subject: Amendments To The Regulations  Of Canon  IX (Lay Retirement Plan)

Moved by: The Rt. Rev. Philip Poole, Diocese of Toronto

Seconded by: The Rt. Rev. Stephen Andrews, Diocese of Algoma

Be it resolved that this General Synod:

Approve the amendments to the Regulations of Canon IX as approved by the Council of General Synod by deleting the strike through portions and adding the bold portions as shown on the attached copy of the Regulations.

Source: The Pension Committee

Submitted by: Judy Robinson, Executive Director

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

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


These amendments are required to comply with the changes in the pension law.


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.


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