Give First Reading to the following motion to amend Canon XVII (Licensing) as follows:
“in good standing” means a bishop, priest or deacon who is not inhibited from, suspended from, deprived of or deposed from ministry due to a disciplinary matter, and who has not relinquished or abandoned the exercise of the ordained ministry without being reinstated thereto.
No bishop shall issue a license or temporary permission except to a person who has been validly ordained and is in good standing as a bishop, priest or deacon in The Anglican Church of Canada or a church in full communion therewith.
Notwithstanding section 5 a.1), a bishop may issue a license to a bishop, priest or deacon who has been received into the Anglican Church of Canada from the Roman Catholic or Orthodox Churches.
No bishop shall transfer or accept the transfer of a bishop, priest or deacon who is not in good standing.
Source: Governance Working Group
Submitted By: Governance Working Group
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications?
PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION
Section 11 c) i) of the Declaration of Principles requires the enactment or amendment of all canons dealing with doctrine, worship or discipline to be passed by a two-thirds majority of each Order voting at two successive sessions of General Synod.
Note: This type of resolution must also be referred to all diocesan and provincial synods for information (not consent) after first approval by General Synod.