8. In exercising the powers conferred upon it, the Commission may, itself or by any person appointed by the president investigate any matter within its competence and, for such purpose, shall have access to the books and documents of a municipality.
The first paragraph does not apply when the Commission exercises, under Division X, its audit functions with regard to municipalities and municipal bodies.
R. S. 1964, c. 170, s. 8; 1965 (1st sess.), c. 55, s. 3; 1970, c. 45, s. 6; 2018, c. 8, s. 1091.