Magazine article Anglican Journal

To Click or Not to Click

Magazine article Anglican Journal

To Click or Not to Click

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"I think we're on track, we're on schedule and we're on budget," Dean Peter Wall, chair of the General Synod planning committee, told the Council of General Synod (CoGS), describing preparations for the next meeting of General Synod, to be held in Richmond Hill, Ont., from July 7 to 13,2016.

Wall said the committee is now working on agenda matters and will be seeking advice from CoGS and the commission on the marriage canon so that "listening and reflecting times" can be included to deal with matters, including the marriage canon and Indigenous ministries. (See related stories, pages 1 and 6.)

Wall said that members of General Synod will again be issued clickers--handheld electronic devices--for electronic voting, an announcement that drew some reactions from CoGS members.

Deputy prolocutor Cynthia HainesTurner said voting by using clickers has the effect of turning votes into secret ballots, "which is not where we have been or the way we work, so we may need to think about that. …

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