Leaders of the three Branches met in Montreal and by 1951 had formed a Committee to make recommendations for promoting the Institute in Canada and to provide a clearer understanding of its aims and objectives. The first step was to seek legal incorporation in Canada. Letters Patent were issued by the Secretary of State on September 19, 1957. A Private Members’ Bill, incorporating the Ontario Branch, was passed by the Ontario Legislature in 1958 and a Branch in British Columbia sought registration the Societies Act of that province in 1959. Incorporation in Quebec was not sought at that time because the newly incorporated Division had fixed Montreal as its Head Office and federal law gave federal companies the right to operate anywhere in Canada. An agreement was entered into with the Institute permitting the Division to use the Institute’s name in Canada and rules established to ensure that only Members on the Institute’s register could become members of the Division and its Branches.