140. If the Community fails to perform an act within a time period or before a deadline set out in this division or in a notice given under this division, the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Sports and Recreation may act in the stead of the Community. Any act performed by the Minister has the same effect as if performed by the Community.
For the purposes of the first paragraph, the Minister may appoint a representative.
A notice of every decision of the Minister made under the first or second paragraph must be published within 15 days in the Gazette officielle du Québec and be registered within that time with the Commission municipale du Québec.
2000, c. 56, Sch. VI, s. 140; 2003, c. 19, s. 250.