236. The federation shall by by-law
(1) provide the manner in which its members are to be represented at general meetings;
(2) determine the number of representatives to which each member is entitled and the manner of determining such number;
(3) determine the number of votes to which each member is entitled.
That number of votes may be based on the number of members of the cooperatives affiliated to the federation. An additional number of votes may be granted based on the participation of the affiliated cooperatives in the business of the federation, but such number may not be greater than that based on the number of their members.