40.12.22. From 1 September of the calendar year in which a regular election is to be held under the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E-2.2) or, in the case of a by-election, from the date of publication of a public notice of election, the proceedings of the permanent board are suspended in respect of the territory concerned until the date of publication of the notice referred to in section 260 of that Act.
In the case of a referendum under that Act, the proceedings of the permanent board are suspended, in respect of the territory concerned, from the date on which the Chief Electoral Officer transmits to the clerk or the secretary-treasurer a list of the electors whose names are entered on the permanent list of electors until
(1) the date of the sitting referred to in the third paragraph of section 532 of that Act, the date of the reading referred to in section 556 of that Act or the date of publication of the notice referred to in the second paragraph of section 559 of that Act, if no referendum is held ; or
(2) the date of the tabling of the statement of the final results referred to in section 578 of that Act, if a referendum is held.