48. Every person who, on 1 January 1975, was member of the council of a municipality where a general election was held within six months after the date mentioned above, at which he did not stand for election, or who, having stood for election done so, was not reelected, may avail himself of Divisions VI and VII as well as of sections 43 and 44 from the time when the municipality joined the general plan, as though such person participated in the general plan.
Such person may also avail himself of section 46, if a by-law passed under that section is in force in the municipality, notwithstanding the expiry of the period mentioned in the fourth paragraph of that section.
A person who was not a member of the council of the municipality on 1 January 1975 but who was elected at the election contemplated in the first paragraph may, if he is still a member of the council on 18 December 1982, avail himself of Division VI as though he had been a member of the council of the municipality on 1 January 1975. The second paragraph applies to such person.
1978, c. 60, s. 14; 1982, c. 63, s. 236.