57. Notwithstanding any inconsistent legislative provision, any research institute or superior school which is not constituted under section 50 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 research institute or superior school governed by this Act.
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 grant the petition and issue letters patent constituting it a legal person governed by this Act. Upon the issue of such letters patent, all the rights, property and obligations of the former institute or school shall vest in the new institute or school, and all proceedings that might have been commenced or continued by or against the former institute or school may be commenced or continued by or against the new institute or school.
Notice of issue of letters patent under this section shall be published in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
1968, c. 66, s. 57; 1999, c. 40, s. 325.