21.9. A regional conference of elected officers shall appoint to its board of directors additional members whose number may not exceed one third of all council members except those referred to in the eighth paragraph of section 21.8. The conference shall choose these additional members after consulting the bodies it considers representative of the various sectors of the community it serves, particularly those in the economic, education, cultural and scientific sectors. The regional conference shall determine the term of office of additional members.
Instead of appointing additional members as provided in the first paragraph, the regional conferences of elected officers for the administrative region of Laval, the urban agglomeration of Longueuil and the administrative region of Montréal may establish a sector-based, theme-based or territory-based consultation mechanism with the socioeconomic groups in their respective territories. The agreement referred to in section 21.6 shall specify how the consultation mechanism is to operate.
The Member of the National Assembly for an electoral division over whose territory a regional conference of elected officers has authority is entitled to take part in the proceedings of the board of directors of the regional conference but is not entitled to vote.