Chancellor resigns

Published September 1, 1999

Justice David Wright has resigned as chancellor of General Synod because of a potential conflict between his duties as chancellor and as a judge.

New guidelines for judges preclude them from working as officers in organizations involved in significant litigation, Archbishop Michael Peers said in a statement announcing the resignation.

“This is especially true for litigation in the jurisdiction in which the judge works, and as litigation involving General Synod becomes imminent in Saskatchewan (with respect to residential schools), he felt it incumbent on him to resign,” the Primate said.

Justice Wright has been chancellor since 1987 and “has brought a remarkable breadth of experience and a depth of wisdom to the position, and to the life of General Synods and council meetings over the past 12 years.”


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