C-49 - Municipal Franchises Act

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chapter C-49
Municipal Franchises Act
MUNICIPAL FRANCHISESDecember 23 1996December 23 1996
Repealed, 1996, c. 77, s. 46.
1996, c. 77, s. 46.
1. Notwithstanding any contrary or inconsistent provisions contained in any general or special Act, whenever a municipality, in the exercise of the powers conferred on it by its charter or by a general Act, does any one of the following acts, to wit:
(1)  Grants to any person, firm, corporation or syndicate the privilege, right or franchise, for more than ten years, of constructing and maintaining, in the roads or streets in the territory of the municipality, a tramway line, and of operating the same by running cars mechanically propelled, either by electricity, steam or other motive power, for the transportation of passengers or freight, or of both; or the right, privilege or franchise, for more than ten years, of running such cars on rails already laid for such purposes in the roads or streets in the territory of the municipality; or
(2)  Grants to any person, firm, corporation or syndicate the privilege, right or franchise, for more than ten years, of constructing, maintaining and operating, in the territory of the municipality, a lighting or heating system by gas or electricity or by gas and electricity, or an electric power distribution system, separate from or forming part of the lighting system and, accordingly, of erecting, laying and maintaining, in the roads, streets or public squares, electric power transmission lines or gas mains, or of supplying the public in the territory of the municipality with gas or electricity or both, for light, heat, motive power or traction purposes;
The by-law or resolution granting such privilege, right or franchise shall be submitted to the qualified voters for approval.
R. S. 1964, c. 184, s. 1; 1987, c. 57, s. 789; 1996, c. 2, s. 592.
2. The by-law or resolution shall be submitted for the approval of the qualified voters within the three months following the date on which it was passed by the council, in default whereof it shall be null and void.
R. S. 1964, c. 184, s. 2; 1987, c. 57, s. 790.
3. (Repealed).
R. S. 1964, c. 184, s. 3; 1987, c. 57, s. 791.
4. The privileges, rights and franchises provided by this act may be granted only to a corporation exclusively constituted under an act of Québec.
R. S. 1964, c. 184, s. 4.
5. (This section ceased to have effect on 17 April 1987).
1982, c. 21, s. 1; U. K., 1982, c. 11, Sch. B, Part I, s. 33.
REPEAL SCHEDULE

In accordance with section 17 of the Act respecting the consolidation of the statutes (chapter R-3), chapter 184 of the Revised Statutes, 1964, in force on 31 December 1977, is repealed effective from the coming into force of chapter C-49 of the Revised Statutes.