114.5. For the purposes of sections 114.4, 114.11 and 114.12, “designated councillor” means the councillor designated as such by an authorized party, other than the party to which the mayor belongs, that obtained at least 20% of all the valid votes at the last general election in the municipality.
However, if, among the authorized parties other than the mayor’s, there is none that obtained that minimum percentage of votes at that election, “designated councillor” means the councillor designated as such by the party among those other parties that obtained the greatest number of valid votes at that election.
The designation is valid for the duration of the current term of the councillor. It ceases to have effect, however, before the end of that term if the councillor ceases to belong to the authorized party that made the designation or if the designation is revoked or transferred. The designation of a councillor who continues to belong to the authorized party that made the designation may be revoked or transferred before the end of the term only if the councillor did not exercise the power provided for in section 114.4.
A notice of the designation is signed by the party leader and submitted to the council by a councillor in the party. The same applies for revocation of the designation if it does not result from a transfer.