40. When the application for the erection of a municipality, the division of same or the alteration of the boundaries thereof is addressed to him, the Minister shall so inform the school boards concerned, requiring them without delay to make their objections, if any, and, fifteen days after having given such information, he shall, if the erection, division or alteration prayed for seems to him to be expedient, publish a notice respecting such application in two consecutive numbers of the Gazette officielle du Québec; but no such alteration, division or erection of a school municipality shall apply to the dissentient minority in any municipality affected thereby unless the commissioners of the dissentient school board have consented thereto.
The Government, on the application of any school board and on the recommendation of the Minister, may, after a notice and for reasons deemed advantageous, change the name of any school municipality. The said change shall take effect eight days after the publication of such notice in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
R. S. 1964, c. 235, s. 50; 1989, c. 36, s. 279; 1990, c. 35, s. 16.