158.3. The council of a municipality in whose territory the Société de transport de Montréal plans to carry out work or works necessary for the pursuit of its mission, provided for in section 151, relating to the subway network may, by by-law, allow such work or works to be carried out.
For that purpose and despite any provision to the contrary, the purpose of the by-law is to enact the planning rules that the Société de transport de Montréal must comply with in carrying out the work and works concerned. The by-law may not be adopted before the tabling before the municipal council of the report on a public consultation held by the Société, in accordance with a policy adopted by its board of directors, on the work or works to be allowed by the by-law.
The policy provided for in the preceding paragraph must provide that, at least seven days before the public consultation, a notice of the consultation must be published in a newspaper in the territory of the municipality and be posted on the land where the proposed work or works are to be carried out so as to be clearly noticeable and visible from the public road.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, if the territory in which the Société plans to carry out work or works is the territory of Ville de Montréal, Ville de Westmount, Ville de Mont-Royal or Ville de Longueuil, “council of a municipality” means the urban agglomeration council of Montréal or the urban agglomeration council of Longueuil, as applicable.