56. A by-law adopted under section 55 may extend the right granted therein to the persons who were members of the council before 1 January 1989, who have ceased to be members of the council by that date and who do not receive any pension under a plan to which the municipality contributes in respect of its council members.
A municipality may, by by-law, extend the application of the right provided for in the first paragraph to persons mentioned therein even if they are receiving a pension.
Notwithstanding the foregoing, the date of 31 December 1974 may be replaced by a later date.
1988, c. 85, s. 56; 1989, c. 75, s. 11.