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In our organisation "Senior Members" normally do not have vo

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In our organisation "Senior Members" normally do not have voting rights. We are incorporated in Ontario. Under the Canada Not-for-profit corporations act, all members, voting and non-voting, have the right to vote on certain issues (eg. the sale of property ---in this case sailing club property.) even if they normally do not have voting rights according to our club by-laws Is this the law in Ontario? Does the Canada Not-for Profit Corporation Act act over rule the provincial act? Do full senior members have the right to vote on this particular issue?
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The Canadian Act doesn't apply to provincial organizations. It applies to federal organizations only.

So if this is an Ontario incorporation then only the Ontario Act applies.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Can senior members vote on the issue to sell the property?

I don't see how they can if your senior members don't have voting rights for anything else.

But, if by senior you mean over a certain age that would be discriminatory and any by-law could be attacked on these grounds.
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