Telus Corp.’s shareholders approved the company’s proposal to convert its non-voting shares into voting shares on a one-for-one basis, Telus said. In a release, Telus said 81.1 per cent of the votes cast at a special shareholder meeting Wednesday favoured the conversion plan, including 62.9 per cent of votes cast by its common shareholders and 99.5 per cent by non-voting shareholders. The plan required the support of at least two-thirds of non-voting shareholders and more than half of voting shareholders to go ahead. Telus withdrew a similar proposal to convert its non-voting shares before a May shareholders meeting after Mason Capital Management LLC, an American hedge fund, increased its cache of Telus voting shares and vowed to block the conversion. The company reduced the voting threshold required to pass the motion in advance of the vote Thursday. The share exchange must gain judicial approval, and will come before the B.C. Supreme Court at a “final hearing” on Nov. 5, Telus said.