In invalidating that change, the court concluded that the notice given for the meeting did not meet the requirements of province's Society Act, Sec. 60:
There was evidence that certain of the newspaper notices were contained in papers not circulated but given away at certain locations. It seems to me that it would be difficult to demonstrate that such a methodology could ever be the type of notice contemplated to be given to members of a society pursuant to s. 60 of the Act.... A “giveaway” paper is obviously a wholly inadequate vessel for the giving of proper notice.The court also suggested, without deciding, that it was not adequate to give notice in papers having a circulation as low as 10,000 when the Society had over 30,000 members. Surrey Now reports on the decision.