31. The Commission shall divide into electoral districts the territory of a municipality whose council has not passed a by-law to that effect within the time prescribed in section 21.
Where the council has passed the by-law but has not put it into force within the time prescribed in section 30, the Commission shall make the division or put the by-law into force.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the council may, even after the expiry of the prescribed time, pass the by-law or put it into force so long as the division made by the Commission has not come into force or the by-law has not been put into force by the Commission.
The Commission shall also make the division where, after holding a public meeting in respect of the by-law passed by the council, it considers that the division required by the by-law is not to be effected.
Before making a decision under this section, the Commission may hold a public meeting to hear the persons present in respect of the division into districts it proposes or the by-law of the municipality, as the case may be.
1987, c. 57, s. 31; 1997, c. 34, s. 11.