331. The office becomes vacant on the day of the premature end of the term of its holder.
The office does not become vacant where the premature end of the term is the result of a judgment which designates another holder.
In the case where the premature end of the term occurs in circumstances described in the second or in the third paragraph of section 318, the office becomes vacant upon the expiry of the time prescribed for the transmission of the writing in contestation of the end of the term, if it is not contested, or, on the day on which the judge grants the application to confirm the end of the term, if it is contested.
1987, c. 57, s. 331; I.N. 2016-01-01 (NCCP).