498. The Council shall consist of seventeen members designated or appointed in the following manner:
(a) the Commission des écoles catholiques de Montréal shall designate, within thirty days following the election of its members, six persons from among its members;
(b) the Protestant School Board of Greater Montréal shall designate, within thirty days following the election of its members, two persons from among its members;
(c) each school board other than those contemplated in subparagraphs a and b shall, within thirty days following the election of its members, designate one person from among its members;
(d) the Government, on the recommendation of the Minister, who shall hold the appropriate consultations, shall appoint to the Council, within the thirty days following the election of the school commissioners, three other members from among persons domiciled on the island of Montréal.
If a school board or confessional school board fails to designate such members within the delay prescribed, the Government may make the appointment from among the members of that school board or that confessional school board on the recommendation of the Minister.
Each school board having only one member on the Council may designate another of its commissioners as a regular substitute for sitting and voting in place of the member when he is absent from the Council and for the same term of office. Such substitute may also attend all regular or special sittings of the Council, but is not entitled to vote and may not participate in the proceedings.
Section 145 applies mutatis mutandis to the members of the Council and substitutes.
1972, c. 60, s. 4; 1977, c. 5, s. 14; 1985, c. 8, s. 13.