In all By-laws and resolutions of the Federation, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) “Act” means the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, S.C. 2009, c. 23, including any Regulations made pursuant to the Act and any statute or Regulations that may be substituted, as amended from time to time.
(b) “Articles” means the original or restated articles of incorporation or articles of amendment, amalgamation, continuance, reorganization, arrangement or revival of the Federation.
(c) “Board” means the board of directors of the Federation.
(d) “Branch” or “Branches” has the meaning referred to in section 8.01.
(e) “By-laws” means this by-law and all other by-laws of the Federation as amended and which are, from time to time, in force and effect.
(f) “Director” means a member of the Board.
(g) “Member” means a member of the Federation and “Members” or “Membership” means the collective membership of the Federation.
(h) “Officer” means an officer of the Federation.
(i) “Operating Policies” means the operating policies approved by the Board in accordance with section 2.06 of this by-law.
(j) “Ordinary Resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of the votes cast on that resolution.
(k) “Proposal” means a proposal submitted by a Member of the Federation that meets the requirements of section 163 of the Act.
(l) “Regulations” means the regulations made under the Act, as amended, restated or in effect from time to time.
(m) “Special Resolution” means a resolution passed by a majority of not less than two thirds (2/3) of the votes cast on that resolution.
In the interpretation of this By-law, unless the context otherwise requires, the following rules shall apply:
(a) except where specifically defined herein, all terms contained herein and which are defined in the Act shall have the meanings given to such terms in the Act;
(b) words importing the singular number only will include the plural and vice versa;
(c) the word “person” will include an individual, sole proprietorship, partnership, unincorporated Federation, body corporate, and a natural person; and
(d) if any of the provisions contained in the By-laws are inconsistent with those contained in the Articles or the Act, the provisions contained in the Articles or the Act, as the case may be, shall prevail.