31. The Government, on the recommendation of the Minister after consultation with the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation, may, by letters patent under the Great Seal, establish regional general and vocational colleges made up of one or more constituent colleges charged with implementing programs of college studies.
On the petition of a college or on its own initiative, the Government may, after consultation with the Conseil supérieur de l’éducation, in the same manner, replace an existing college with a regional college and a constituent college of a regional college or simply with a constituent college.
The letters patent shall state the name and the location of the seat of the regional college, designate the first members of the board of governors of the regional college appointed under subparagraphs a to c of the first paragraph of section 33, state the name and address of each constituent college, identify its immovables and designate the first members of its governing board appointed under subparagraphs a and b of the second paragraph of section 48; the letters patent may contain any other provision consistent with this chapter.
The letters patent may also vary the distribution of functions and powers under this chapter between the regional college and a constituent college. In the case described in the second paragraph, the different groups represented on the governing board of the existing college must be consulted.
The letters patent of the regional college come into force on the fifteenth day following the date of publication of a notice of their issue in the Gazette officielle du Québec or on any later date fixed by the Government.
In the cases described in the second and fourth paragraphs, a draft of the letters patent must be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The draft letters patent shall be accompanied by a notice stating that the letters patent cannot be issued before the expiry of a period of 45 days and that any interested person may, within that period, submit comments to the person designated in the notice.
The rights and obligations of a college replaced by a regional college and a constituent college of a regional college or by a constituent college become the rights and obligations of the regional college.
1966-67, c. 71, s. 30; 1990, c. 4, s. 266; 1997, c. 87, s. 26.