231. The court may, on application or of its own motion, rule that the tutorship council will be composed of only one person designated by it where, owing to the family members being geographically distant, their indifference or a major impediment to them, or owing to the personal or family situation of the minor, it would be inadvisable to establish a council composed of three persons.
The court may in such a case designate a person who shows a special interest in the minor or, failing that, the director of youth protection or the Public Curator, if he is not already the tutor.
The court may exempt the person making the application from first calling a meeting of relatives, persons connected by marriage or a civil union, or friends if it is shown that sufficient effort has been made to call the meeting, but that such effort has been in vain.
1991, c. 64, a. 231; 2002, c. 6, s. 235; 2016, c. 4, s. 32.