48. Notwithstanding any inconsistent legislative provision, any university not constituted under section 27 may apply to the Minister, by a petition adopted by its board of directors or by the body acting as such, to be constituted a constituent university of the Université du Québec.
The Minister shall submit every petition so presented to him to the Board of Governors of the Université du Québec to obtain its advice.
After receiving such advice, the Government may declare such university a constituent university of the Université du Québec, and grant it letters patent constituting it a legal person governed by this Act. Upon the issue of the letters patent all the rights, property and obligations of the former university shall vest in the new one and all proceedings that might have been commenced or continued by or against the former university may be commenced or continued by or against the new one.
Notice of issue of letters patent under this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
1968, c. 66, s. 48; 1999, c. 40, s. 325.