3. Any sale, transfer or definitive alienation of hydraulic power forming part of the public domain and having a natural force of two hundred and twenty-five kilowatts or over at its ordinary flow during six months is prohibited.
No lease or letting of any hydraulic power contemplated in the first paragraph shall be made or granted otherwise than under a new act of the Legislature authorizing, in each case, one such lease or letting.
However, the Government may, on such conditions and for such time as it may deem expedient to determine, lease or let to a municipal corporation, to an electricity cooperative formed under the Rural Electrification Act (1945, chapter 48) or to Hydro-Québec any hydraulic power forming part of the public domain.
R. S. 1964, c. 84, s. 3; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1977, c. 60, s. 1; 1978, c. 41, s. 28.