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NON-PROFIT CORPORATIONS - Bylaws - Membership - Voting rights

Wednesday, October 04, 2017 @ 8:27 AM  

Application by the Ottawa Humane Society for a declaration the respondent Society’s bylaw 12, the suspension of the applicant’s agents, and a non-suit clause in a funding agreement were invalid. The applicant, a non-profit, animal welfare registered charity, was the largest affiliate of the respondent, the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Six of the applicant’s employees had been appointed as agents of the respondent. In 2016, the respondent amended its bylaws and enacted bylaw 10, which removed voting rights from affiliate societies....