13. Despite Ville de Québec’s borrowing power under section 543 of the Cities and Towns Act (chapter C-19), any long-term loan required to finance the transportation assets resulting from the Network project must be contracted by the Société de transport de Québec where a subsidy, referred to in section 1 of the Act respecting subsidies for the payment in capital and interest of loans of public or municipal bodies and certain other transfers (chapter S-37.01), is granted by the Gouvernement du Québec or one of its ministers for payment of the principal of and interest on the loan.
The Société may compensate Ville de Québec for sums the latter incurred for the Network project, up to the amount of the principal of the subsidy. If Ville de Québec and the Société fail to agree on the amount of compensation, the Minister may, if of the opinion that such compensation is justified, determine its amount and set the date for its payment.
Ville de Québec may not be designated a public body under section 4 of the Act respecting Financement-Québec (chapter F-2.01) for the financing of the Network project.