244. The Regional Government shall act as a municipal corporation contemplated in Part I of this Act in respect of any part of the territory not erected into a municipality or not forming part of a municipality, or of any part of the territory erected into a municipality the majority of the council members of which are not yet in office.
The inhabitants and ratepayers of those parts of the territory under the jurisdiction of the Regional Government are subject to all the obligations imposed by that situation, as if they inhabited a municipality within the meaning of Part I of this act.
The by-laws passed by the Regional Government, when it acts as a municipal corporation, shall come into force only upon approval by the Minister. The Minister shall communicate any decision to that effect to the Regional Government as soon as reasonably possible.
1978, c. 87, s. 244; 1982, c. 63, s. 262.