57.1.9. In the performance of his or her duties, the inspector general is entitled to examine any book, register or record or obtain any information relevant to his or her mandate from the city, any city officer or employee, any member of a city council or a selection committee, the office of a city mayor or of a designated councillor within the meaning of section 114.5 of the Cities and Towns Act (chapter C-19) or any staff member of such an office or of a person described in the fifth paragraph or a representative of that person. The inspector general may make copies of them.
The inspector general may, at any reasonable hour, enter a building or on land to conduct the examination provided for in the first paragraph. The inspector general may require the owner or occupant and any other person on the premises visited to give him or her reasonable assistance.
The inspector general may also use any computer or material or any other thing found on the premises visited to access data relevant to his or her mandate and contained in an electronic device, computer system or other medium or to inspect, examine, process, copy or print out such data.
The inspector general may determine the reasonable terms according to which the documents or information mentioned in the first paragraph are to be transmitted to him or her.
The person referred to in the first paragraph is
(1) a legal person
(a) that is part of the reporting entity defined in the city’s financial statements;
(b) of which the city or a mandatary of the city appoints more than 50% of the members of the board of directors; or
(c) of which the city or a mandatary of the city holds more than 50% of the outstanding voting shares or units;
(2) a person that has a contractual relationship with the city or with a legal person described in subparagraph 1; or
(3) a subcontractor of the person referred to in subparagraph 2 in relation to the principal contract referred to in that subparagraph.
The inspector general shall, on demand, provide identification and produce for the owner or occupant or any other person on the premises visited under the second paragraph a certificate of authority signed by the city clerk.