7. Subject to sections 8 and 9, if more than one person wishes to purchase or lease the same land, the Minister sells it to the highest bidder or leases it to the first applicant.
However, in the case of land intended for commercial or industrial purposes, priority for sale or lease must be given to the person who demonstrates that the repercussions of the project are the most positive from a sustainable development perspective, particularly with regard to the environmental, social and economic aspects.
O.C. 231-89, s. 7; O.C. 705-2010, s. 5.