118. This chapter applies to local municipalities. The Kativik Regional Government, when acting as a local municipality for the purposes of this chapter under section 244 of the Act respecting Northern villages and the Kativik Regional Government (chapter V-6.1), need not submit its by-laws to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy for approval before they come into force.
The powers conferred by this chapter may also be exercised by a Native community on the lands of a reserve or on the lands to which the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act (S.C. 1984, c. 18) applies, with the necessary modifications, and for that purpose, “local municipality” includes Native communities represented by their band council within the meaning of the Indian Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. I-5) or the Cree-Naskapi (of Quebec) Act.