197.1. The city council may, by the first by-law respecting remuneration adopted under the Act respecting the remuneration of elected municipal officers (chapter T-11.001), fix any remuneration to be paid by the city to the mayor, the borough chairs, the other members of the city council and the borough councillors for the functions they exercised between the first day of their terms and 31 December 2001. The method for fixing the remuneration may differ, in relation to that period, from the method applicable from the date of the constitution of the city.
The remuneration paid under the first paragraph to an elected officer must be reduced by an amount equal to the amount of any remuneration received from another local municipality during the same period. However, for the purposes of the pension plan established under the Act respecting the Pension Plan of Elected Municipal Officers (chapter R-9.3), only the part of the remuneration received from the municipality that has adhered to that pension plan in respect of the elected officer may be considered as pensionable salary.