Subject: Communications Coordinating Committee
Moved By: Chancellor David P. Jones, Q.C.
Seconded By: Ms. Cynthia Haines Turner
Be it resolved that this General Synod:
1. The amalgamation by the Council of General Synod of the existing Communications and Information Resources Coordinating Committee and the existing Anglican Journal Coordinating Committee to form the new Communications Coordinating Committee,
2. The terms of reference for the new Communications Coordinating Committee adopted by the Council of General Synod, and
3. The provisions adopted by Council of General Synod with respect to the mandate, governance, editorial policy and editorial board for the Anglican Journal.
Source: Governance Working Group
Submitted By: Governance Working Group
Does this motion contain within it any financial implications? Yes No
If yes, has the General Synod Expenditures Committee considered the implications? Yes No
Section 39B g) of the Constitution permits the Council of General Synod to amalgamate existing Coordinating Committees, but requires General Synod to confirm the amalgamation of the existing Communications and Information Resources Coordinating Committee and the existing Anglican Journal Coordinating Committee to form the new Communications Coordinating Committee, as well as to confirm the terms of reference for the new Communications Coordinating Committee.
The effect of confirming the amalgamation will be to amend the Constitution section 39B (a)(iv) and (v) and to renumber section 39B (a)(vi).
PROCEDURE FOR ADOPTION (C)
Section 11 b) of the Declaration of Principles requires the Constitution to be amended by a two-thirds majority of each Order voting at one session of General Synod.
Note: an amendment to any section of the Constitution which has its origin in the Declaration of Principles must be consistent with the Principle concerned.