53.11.13. If the council of a regional county municipality fails to adopt a by-law amending its RCM plan within the period prescribed in section 58 or 58.1 or in section 53.11.11, as the case may be, the council of the metropolitan community may adopt the by-law in its place.
Sections 48 to 53.4 and 53.11.7 to 53.11.12 do not apply to a by-law adopted by the council of the metropolitan community under the first paragraph, which is deemed to be a by-law adopted by the council of the regional county municipality and approved by the council of the metropolitan community. As soon as practicable after the adoption of the by-law, the secretary of the metropolitan community shall issue a certificate of conformity in respect of the by-law.
As soon as practicable after the by-law is adopted and the certificate is issued, the secretary of the metropolitan community shall send the regional county municipality a certified copy of the by-law, of the resolution adopting it and of the certificate. The certified copy of the by-law sent to the regional county municipality stands in lieu of the original when the regional county municipality itself issues certified copies of the by-law.
The expenses incurred by the metropolitan community to act in the place of the regional county municipality are reimbursed by the regional county municipality.