Conscience Canada will be passing new By-laws at the AGM on Mar 29, 2014. This is required under the new Canada Not For Profit Corporations Act. Using the ‘By-law Builder’ on the Industry Canada website, the board has selected the options which most closely reflect the way we have operated in the past. There are more by-laws than previously, and some are much more complex, such as the one governing proxy voting, but in order to maintain our status as a non profit corporation we had little choice. We did not feel it would be a good use of our resources to hire a lawyer to write our own by-laws, and Corporations Canada would not provide any interpretation of the Act. We are posting the new by-laws for you to look over before they come to our AGM for confirmation.