53. The by-laws and resolutions adopted by the council and the obligations and contracts approved by it shall be presented by the clerk to the mayor within ninety-six hours after such adoption or approval.
If, within such delay, the mayor advises the clerk that he does not approve them, the latter shall submit them again to the council at the next sitting as a matter of urgency and priority.
If the absolute majority of the members of the council reaffirm such by-law, resolution, obligation or contract, the mayor shall sign and approve the same, and if he refuse, such by-law, resolution, obligation or contract shall be legal and valid, as if signed and approved by him, subject, nevertheless, to any special provision of law by which a specified majority of the council is required for the approval of a by-law, resolution, obligation or contract, or where the approval of the mayor is specially required.
The acting mayor shall not exercise the powers conferred on the mayor by the second paragraph of this section.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 52; 1968, c. 55, s. 19.