71. The council shall appoint by resolution such officers and employees as it deems necessary for the administration of the municipality, and shall fix their salaries.
An absolute majority of the votes of the members of the council is required in order that the council may dismiss, suspend without pay or reduce the salary of an officer or employee who is not an employee within the meaning of the Labour Code (chapter C‐27) and who has held a position for at least six months or has held, within the municipality, a position the holder of which is not an employee within the meaning of that Code. However, in the case of the chief auditor, a two-thirds majority of the votes of the members is required.
The second paragraph also applies to any officer or employee who is not an employee represented by a certified association within the meaning of the Labour Code, who is designated under paragraph 7 of section 119 of the Act respecting land use planning and development (chapter A-19.1), responsible for the issuance of the authorization required under section 3 of the Groundwater Catchment Regulation, enacted by Order in Council 692-2002 (2002, G.O. 2, 2657), or responsible for the issuance of a permit required under section 4 of the Regulation respecting waste water disposal systems for isolated dwellings (R.R.Q., 1981, chapter Q-2, r.8), and who, for at least six months, has held that position or a position, within the municipality, referred to in the second paragraph.
R. S. 1964, c. 193, s. 69; 1968, c. 17, s. 88; 1968, c. 53, s. 1; 1968, c. 55, s. 27; 1983, c. 57, s. 46; 2000, c. 12, s. 316; 2000, c. 54, s. 1; 2001, c. 25, s. 12; 2004, c. 20, s. 94.