While it might seem easy, it is startling to see how much trouble directors get into because of an ineffective resignation. The purpose of this blog piece is to explain why directors must clearly resign and how they can do that.
In Polish National Union of Canada v. Branch 1 of the Polish National Union of Canada (released May 2014), Justice Penny of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice found that a local branch of a federal not-for-profit corporation was not a separate legal entity and did not own property separate and apart from the corporation of which it was a part.
In Polish Alliance of Canada v. Polish Assn. of Toronto Ltd. (released May 2014), Justice Myers of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice recognized and gave effect to the economic rights of members of the branch of a non-charitable cultural corporation.