13. The Government may, by order, identify the municipal or supramunicipal authorities it authorizes to exercise the powers of regulation and control it specifies over transportation by taxi. For the purposes of this section, a band council and an Indian reserve may be recognized by the Government as an authority having the same powers as a municipal or supramunicipal authority for the purposes of this Act.
The body known as the “Bureau du taxi de la Communauté urbaine de Montréal” on 15 November 2000 has authority to exercise the powers that may be delegated to a municipal or supramunicipal authority under this Act.
Any authority referred to in this section has sufficient interest to intervene at any time when the Commission receives an application for the issue of a taxi permit or for the specialization of services which concern its territory.