C-19 - Cities and Towns Act

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28. (1)  A municipality may have a seal.
(1.0.1)  Unless otherwise provided, no property of a municipality may be alienated otherwise than in return for valuable consideration. Each month the clerk of a municipality must publish a notice concerning the properties with a value greater than $10,000 that were alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or public tender. The notice must describe each property and indicate for each the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser.
(1.0.2)  Unless otherwise provided, no municipality may acquire or build property mainly for leasing purposes.
(1.1)  A transfer by gratuitous title or a loan for use of the rights to and licences for the processes developed by a municipality may only be made in favour of the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or a non-profit body.
(2)  (Subsection repealed).
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in the second paragraph of section 8, subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 91 or the first paragraph of section 93 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C‐47.1). A municipality may also, despite the Municipal Aid Prohibition Act (chapter I-15), become surety for a solidarity cooperative whose articles include a clause prohibiting the allotment of rebates or the payment of interest on any category of preferred shares unless the rebate is allotted or the interest is paid to a municipality, the Union des municipalités du Québec or the Fédération québécoise des municipalités locales et régionales (FQM).
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50,000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy to become surety for an obligation of $50,000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50,000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100,000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2005, c. 6, s. 187; 2009, c. 26, s. 109; 2017, c. 13, s. 43; 2018, c. 82018, c. 8, s. 26.
28. (1)  A municipality may have a seal.
(1.0.1)  Unless otherwise provided, no property of a municipality may be alienated otherwise than in return for valuable consideration. Each month the clerk of a municipality must publish a notice concerning the properties with a value greater than $10,000 that were alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or public tender. The notice must describe each property and indicate for each the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser.
(1.0.2)  Unless otherwise provided, no municipality may acquire or build property mainly for leasing purposes.
(1.1)  A transfer by gratuitous title or a loan for use of the rights to and licences for the processes developed by a municipality may only be made in favour of the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or a non-profit body.
(2)  (Subsection repealed).
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in the second paragraph of section 8, subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 91 or the first paragraph of section 93 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C‐47.1). A municipality may also become surety for a solidarity cooperative whose articles include a clause prohibiting the allotment of rebates or the payment of interest on any category of preferred shares unless the rebate is allotted or the interest is paid to a municipality, the Union des municipalités du Québec or the Fédération québécoise des municipalités locales et régionales (FQM).
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50,000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy to become surety for an obligation of $50,000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50,000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100,000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2005, c. 6, s. 187; 2009, c. 26, s. 109; 2017, c. 13, s. 43.
28. (1)  A municipality may have a seal.
(1.0.1)  Unless otherwise provided, no property of a municipality may be alienated otherwise than in return for valuable consideration. Each month the clerk of a municipality must publish a notice concerning the properties with a value greater than $10,000 that were alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or public tender. The notice must describe each property and indicate for each the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser.
(1.0.2)  Unless otherwise provided, no municipality may acquire or build property mainly for leasing purposes.
(1.1)  A transfer by gratuitous title or a loan for use of the rights to and licences for the processes developed by a municipality may only be made in favour of the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or a non-profit body.
(2)  (Subsection repealed).
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in the second paragraph of section 8, subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 91 or the first paragraph of section 93 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C‐47.1).
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50,000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy to become surety for an obligation of $50,000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50,000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100,000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2005, c. 6, s. 187; 2009, c. 26, s. 109.
28. (1)  A municipality may have a seal.
(1.0.1)  Unless otherwise provided, no property of a municipality may be alienated otherwise than in return for valuable consideration. Each month the clerk of a municipality must publish a notice concerning the properties with a value greater than $10,000 that were alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or public tender. The notice must describe each property and indicate for each the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser.
(1.0.2)  Unless otherwise provided, no municipality may acquire or build property mainly for leasing purposes.
(1.1)  A transfer by gratuitous title or a loan for use of the rights to and licences for the processes developed by a municipality may only be made in favour of the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or a non-profit body.
(2)  (Subsection repealed).
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in the second paragraph of section 8, subparagraph 2 of the first paragraph of section 91 or the first paragraph of section 93 of the Municipal Powers Act (chapter C‐47.1).
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50,000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions to become surety for an obligation of $50,000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50,000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100,000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2005, c. 6, s. 187.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire property for the objects within its competence by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate any property for valuable consideration; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, partnerships or legal persons devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, partnerships or legal persons the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Regions to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire property for the objects within its competence by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate any property for valuable consideration; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, partnerships or legal persons devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, partnerships or legal persons the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Sports and Recreation to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218; 2003, c. 19, s. 250.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire property for the objects within its competence by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate any property for valuable consideration; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, a metropolitan community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, partnerships or legal persons devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, partnerships or legal persons the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Greater Montréal to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2000, c. 56, s. 218.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire property for the objects within its competence by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate any property for valuable consideration; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, an urban community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, partnerships or legal persons devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, partnerships or legal persons the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and Greater Montréal to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51; 1999, c. 43, s. 13.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire property for the objects within its competence by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate any property for valuable consideration; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, an urban community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, partnerships or legal persons devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, partnerships or legal persons the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8; 1999, c. 40, s. 51.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate for valuable consideration any movable or immovable property; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(1.1)  A municipality may, by onerous title, transfer or lease rights to and licences for the processes it has developed, its expertise in any area within its competence, the equipment allowing such expertise to be applied, and any data concerning its territory.
It may also transfer them by gratuitous title or make a loan for use of them to the Government, one of its Ministers or bodies, a municipality, an urban community, a school board or another non-profit organization.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1; 1996, c. 77, s. 8.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate for valuable consideration any movable or immovable property; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease its property, although such power does not, however, enable the municipality to acquire or build property principally for leasing purposes;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124; 1996, c. 27, s. 1.
28. (1)  Every municipality, under its name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate for valuable consideration any movable or immovable property; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immovables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Every municipality may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in its territory and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in its territory or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in its territory agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the persons resident in its territory or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for its account, of activities or bodies referred to in subparagraphs b to c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipality may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1; 1996, c. 2, s. 124.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  Alienate for valuable consideration any movable or immovable property; each month the clerk shall publish a notice concerning any property having a value greater than $10 000 that has been alienated by the municipality otherwise than by auction or by public tender; the notice shall describe each property and indicate, opposite each property, the price of alienation and the identity of the purchaser;
(2.2)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immovables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in the municipality or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in the municipality agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  Every municipality may also become surety for any institution, partnership or legal person devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
However, a municipality having a population of less than 50 000 shall obtain the authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs to become surety for an obligation of $50 000 or more, and a municipality having a population of 50 000 or over shall obtain such an authorization if the obligation that is the object of the surety is in the amount of $100 000 or more.
The Minister may, where his authorization is required, require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1; 1995, c. 34, s. 1.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  When it no longer needs the property, alienate it for valuable consideration, on pain of nullity; if the property is not alienated by auction or by public tender, the clerk shall publish each month, as the case may be, a public notice mentioning any property otherwise alienated by the corporation in the preceding month, the person to whom it was alienated and the price of alienation;
(2.2)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immovables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this Act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in the municipality or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in the municipality agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  The corporation may also, with previous authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, stand surety for any institution, society or corporation devoted to the pursuit of purposes mentioned in subsection 2.
The Minister may require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11; 1994, c. 33, s. 1.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  When it no longer needs the property, alienate it for valuable consideration, on pain of nullity; if the property is not alienated by auction or by public tender, the clerk shall publish each month, as the case may be, a public notice mentioning any property otherwise alienated by the corporation in the preceding month, the person to whom it was alienated and the price of alienation, and he shall send a copy of the notice to the Minister of Municipal Affairs;
(2.2)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immovables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements in the municipality or elsewhere;
(b.1)  establish and maintain in the municipality agencies devoted to the protection of the environment and the conservation of the resources, assist in the creation and maintenance of such agencies and entrust them with the organization and management of activities relating to the purposes pursued by them;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  The corporation may also, with previous authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, stand surety for any institution, society or corporation whose object is the organization of a recreation centre or a public place for sports and amusements or which is devoted to the promotion of industry, commerce or tourism, or whose object is to organize and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality.
The Minister may require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5; 1985, c. 27, s. 11.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its competence movable and immovable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise;
(2.1)  When it no longer needs the property, alienate it for valuable consideration, on pain of nullity; if the property is not alienated by auction or by public tender, the clerk shall publish each month, as the case may be, a public notice mentioning any property otherwise alienated by the corporation in the preceding month, the person to whom it was alienated and the price of alienation, and he shall send a copy of the notice to the Minister of Municipal Affairs;
(2.2)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immovables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
(3)  The corporation may also, with previous authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs, stand surety for any institution, society or corporation whose object is the organization of a recreation centre or a public place for sports and amusements or which is devoted to the promotion of industry, commerce or tourism, or whose object is to organize and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality.
The Minister may require that the resolution or by-law authorizing the surety be subject to the approval of persons qualified to vote on loan by-laws according to the procedure provided for the approval of the by-laws.
(4)  (Subsection repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110; 1984, c. 38, s. 5.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its authority moveable and immoveable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise, and dispose of the same by onerous title, by auction, by public tenders, or in any other manner approved by the Commission municipale du Québec, when no longer required;
(2.1)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immoveables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
The total amount which the corporation may appropriate each year for the purposes of this subsection shall not exceed the budgetary percentage previously approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Commission municipale du Québec. Such approval is valid as long as it is not revoked or modified.
(3)  The corporation may also, with the previous authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and of the Commission municipale du Québec, stand surety for any institution, society or corporation whose object is the organizing of a recreation centre or a public place for sports and amusements or which is devoted to the promotion of industry, commerce or tourism, or whose object is to organize and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality.
(4)  Notwithstanding paragraph 2 of subsection 1, the corporation may dispose by onerous title, without formality or special authorization, of moveable property of a value of less than $1 000, if the clerk has posted at the office of the corporation prior public notice thereof of at least ten days.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56; 1982, c. 63, s. 110.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its authority moveable and immoveable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise, and dispose of the same by onerous title, by auction, by public tenders, or in any other manner approved by the Commission municipale du Québec, when no longer required;
(2.1)  Lease premises, booths or stands in municipal immoveables, parks or public places, and fix the conditions for their lease, use and operation;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
The total amount which the corporation may appropriate each year for the purposes of this subsection shall not exceed the budgetary percentage previously approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Commission municipale du Québec. Such approval is valid as long as it is not revoked or modified.
(3)  The corporation may also, with the previous authorization of the Minister of Municipal Affairs and of the Commission municipale du Québec, stand surety for any institution, society or corporation whose object is the organizing of a recreation centre or a public place for sports and amusements or which is devoted to the promotion of industry, commerce or tourism, or whose object is to organize and promote physical and cultural activities among the residents of the municipality.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1979, c. 36, s. 56.
28. (1)  Such corporation, under its corporate name, shall have perpetual succession, and may:
(1)  Have a common seal and change the same at will;
(2)  Acquire for the objects within its authority moveable and immoveable property by purchase, donation, devise or otherwise, and dispose of the same by onerous title, by auction, by public tenders, or in any other manner approved by the Commission municipale du Québec, when no longer required;
(3)  Enter into contracts, transact, bind and oblige itself and others to itself, within its powers;
(4)  Subject to the provisions of this act, subscribe, draw, endorse, transfer, negotiate, give, accept or receive promissory notes, bills of exchange, cheques, bonds, debentures or other securities, whether negotiable or not, in the execution of any of the powers, rights and attributes conferred upon it by law and of any of the duties and obligations devolving upon it;
(5)  Sue and be sued; and
(6)  Generally exercise all the powers vested in it by law or which are necessary for the accomplishment of the duties imposed by law upon it.
(2)  Such corporation may also:
(a)  assist in the undertaking and furtherance, in the municipality and elsewhere, of works of charity, education, scientific, artistic or literary culture, youth training, and generally of any social welfare enterprise of the population;
(b)  assist in the organization of recreational guidance centres and public places for sports and amusements;
(c)  found and maintain bodies for industrial, commercial or tourist promotion or assist in their foundation and maintenance;
(d)  grant subsidies to institutions, societies or corporations devoted to the pursuit of the aforesaid purposes;
(e)  entrust to non-profit institutions, societies or corporations the organization and management, for the account of the municipal corporation, of activities or bodies mentioned in paragraphs b and c of this subsection and, for such purpose, make contracts with them and grant them the necessary funds.
The council of the municipal corporation may exercise by resolution the powers enumerated in this subsection.
The total amount which the corporation may appropriate each year for the purposes of this subsection shall not exceed the budgetary percentage previously approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs and the Commission municipale du Québec. Such approval is valid as long as it is not revoked or modified.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 26; 1968, c. 55, s. 12; 1977, c. 5, s. 14.