106. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters of each applicant municipality.
The Minister may order that the qualified voters of only one of the applicant municipalities be consulted.
The consultation shall be made by way of a referendum poll conducted in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E-2.2).
The referendum poll shall be held on the date fixed by the Minister.
The question appearing on the ballot paper shall be as follows: “Do you approve the amendment proposal of the Minister of Municipal Affairs?”.
The statement of the final results of the poll for each applicant municipality must be transmitted to the Minister as soon as possible.
The Minister shall determine who will pay the expenses incurred for or by reason of the consultation.