According to the CIA bylaws approved by the British Columbia Government, and ZNIR laws, approved by Japanese Government Constitutional Law:
The Canadian Iaido Association (CIA) President is the absolute decision maker in the CIA, and his decision is final and authoritative unless, in a rare situation, there is advice from the ZNIR Kato Kaichou or the Kansayaku Itoh Sensei. The CIA President also has the right to discuss with Kansayaku Itoh Sensei regarding expulsion or excommunication of any member or dojo from the CIA.
The CIA Vice President acts as an executor of the President, and is also a very important person, who, along with the president, hands out Dan and signs Kyu certificates at the appropriate seminars.
The Kansayaku (監査役) Itoh Takeji Sensei has the special authority to enforce ZNIR and CIA regulations, including expelling or excommunicating any member or dojo, as well as giving out corrections to enforce appropriate regulations. This is not meant as a punishing element but to protect the CIA and ZNIR legitimacy and quality of members.