9. The Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy may order, in respect of any resolution under section 3, that the qualified voters of the local municipality that passed the resolution or of every local municipality whose territory is included in the territory of the municipal entity that passed the resolution and in which the municipal entity exercises the jurisdiction mentioned in the resolution be consulted.
The qualified voters shall be consulted in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E‐2.2) or with the Act respecting Northern villages and the Kativik Regional Government (chapter V‐6.1), as the case may be.
The clerk or the clerk-treasurer shall, as soon as possible, send to the Minister, depending on the circumstances, a notice attesting that the majority of the qualified voters entitled to have their names entered on the referendum list of the municipality have waived the holding of a referendum poll, a certified copy of the certificate stating the results of the registration procedure to determine whether a referendum poll is necessary, and a certified copy of the statement of the final results of the poll.
The expenses arising from the consultation shall be borne by the municipality in which the referendum was held.
1997, c. 41, s. 9; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2003, c. 19, s. 250; 2005, c. 28, s. 196; 2009, c. 26, s. 109; 2021, c. 31, s. 1321.