37. Before 1 January 2023, and every 10 years after that, the Gouvernement du Québec and the Cree Nation Government must reassess the composition of the Regional Government’s council and the distribution of votes among its members and may, where applicable, determine by agreement a new formula in that respect.
The formula mentioned in the first paragraph is intended to ensure that the representation on the council of the populations concerned is consistent with democratic principles and reflects the demographic realities of the Regional Government’s territory. To that end, the members of those populations who are absent from the territory for reasons related to health, education or work within a Cree Entity, as defined in paragraph d of section 1 of the Agreement on Governance in the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory entered into between the Gouvernement du Québec and the Eeyou Istchee Cree on 24 July 2012, are also taken into consideration.
As soon as possible after an agreement is entered into under the first paragraph, the Gouvernement du Québec submits to the National Assembly the legislative amendments necessary to give it effect. Until such an agreement has been entered into and the amendments required to give it effect come into force, sections 6 and 8 continue to apply.
2013, c. 19, s. 37; I.N. 2014-01-01.