165.1. Only the central municipality, to the exclusion of the other related municipalities, may enter into an agreement with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food respecting food inspection under section 29.2 of the Cities and Towns Act (chapter C-19) or article 10.9 of the Municipal Code of Québec (chapter C-27.1).
The power to enter into and implement the agreement is an urban agglomeration power.
The same is true for the jurisdiction to exercise a power or carry out an obligation deriving from participation in an agreement, in particular, the power provided for in section 29.2.1 of the Cities and Towns Act or article 10.10 of the Municipal Code of Québec. For the purposes of this section, the urban agglomeration is considered to be the territory of the central municipality that is a party to the agreement.