1.     Federal and Provincial Laws

2.     Corporate Charter / Articles of Incorporation

3.     Governing Documents of Parent Organization

4.     Constitution

5.     Bylaws

6.     Special Rules of Order

7.     Parliamentary Authority (Rules of Order)

8.     Standing Rules

9.     Policies and Procedures


The provisions contained in the higher order document always trump any lower document. Hence, provisions in bylaws prevail over all lower documents such as the parliamentary authority. No provision in a lower order document can conflict with any provision in a higher order document.