42.1. A member of the monitoring committee to foster the involvement of the local community in the project as a whole is deemed not to be independent
(1) if the member has direct or indirect relations or interests of a financial or commercial nature with the lessee;
(2) if the member is employed by the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources naturelles or by the Ministère du Développement durable, de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques;
(3) if the member is or was, during the 2 years preceding the date of appointment, employed by the lessee or by one of the lessee’s wholly-owned subsidiaries or if the member is related to a person holding such employment.
For the purposes of this section, “related person” means persons connected by blood relationship, marriage, civil union, de facto union or adoption.