134. Despite any existing zoning by-laws, the council of a local municipality may, by by-law and subject to the conditions imposed by the council, authorize the granting of permits for the use of land or the construction, alteration or occupation of buildings for the purposes of a childcare centre or day care centre within the meaning of this Act.
No municipal by-law made under a general law or special Act may operate to prevent
(1) the opening or maintenance of a home childcare operation for the sole reason that it is a home childcare operation;
(2) the maintenance of a day care centre operated by a person holding a permit authorizing the operation of a reception centre belonging to the class of day care centres that was issued by the Minister of Health and Social Services before 29 November 1979; or
(3) the maintenance of a childcare centre operated by a person holding a day care centre permit issued by the Office des services de garde à l’enfance before 1 September 1997.
The second paragraph overrides any general law or special Act and any municipal by-law made under a general law or special Act.