How have directors of a non-profit society been elected in accordance with the voting rights of the society's members?

British Columbia, Canada

The following excerpt is from Lions’ Gate B’nai Brith Building Society v. B’nai Brith Canada, 2011 BCSC 1450 (CanLII):

The Court went on to say, at para. 43: Directors need not be elected in accordance with the voting rights of society members under s. 7. Different schemes may be in place for filling the various positions on the board of directors. Some directors may be selected by particular parts of the society’s membership, and it is not necessary that each member have a precisely equal say in the selection of directors: Lee v. Lee’s Benevolent Assoc. of Canada, 2004 BCCA 168, 42 B.L.R. (3d) 182. What is essential, however, is that directors be selected in a manner set out in the society’s bylaws, which must place the selection of directors in the hands of members of the society.

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