30. The by-law dividing the territory of the municipality into electoral districts must come into force, in accordance with the Act governing the municipality, before 1 November of the calendar year preceding that in which the general election for which the division is required is to be held. However, a coming into force that is not conditional on the approval provided for in the second paragraph of section 12 shall not occur before the forty-fifth day after the transmission provided for in the second paragraph of section 21, unless the municipality is informed in the meantime that the Commission does not propose any amendment to the by-law.
As soon as practicable after the coming into force of the by-law, the clerk or the secretary-treasurer shall transmit a certified copy thereof to the Commission. The council may transmit to the Commission, in lieu of the certified copy of the by-law, a notice indicating that the text in force is identical to the text adopted, and specifying the dates on which it comes into force and is passed.
The first and second paragraphs do not apply if the Commission decides, after holding a public meeting, that the division required by by-law is not to be effected.
1987, c. 57, s. 30; 1997, c. 34, s. 10.