186. The recommendations are made by the leader of the party or the independent Member, as the case may be, or by the person designated by him in writing for such purpose.
The recommendations must be received by the returning officer not later than Tuesday of the fourth week preceding that of the poll.
The returning officer may, on reasonable grounds, refuse a recommendation. In such a case, he shall request a new recommendation.
Where no recommendation has been received, or where the person recommended is not qualified to hold the office, the returning officer shall make the appointment without any other formality.
1989, c. 1, s. 186; 1995, c. 23, s. 18.