111. No regular election or by-election proceeding may take place in an applicant municipality within twelve months of the publication of the text of an application under section 90. However, such a proceeding may take place before the expiry of that period for the purposes of the election for which the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Sports and Recreation fixes the polling date under the second paragraph.
Where the amalgamation forming the subject of the application does not come into force during the period determined in the first paragraph or where it appears that it will not come into force during that period, the Minister shall fix the polling date for the election regarding which one of the proceeding was to take place during that period.
Upon the application of an applicant municipality, the Minister may change the polling date fixed under the second paragraph.
The Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E-2.2), except sections 2 and 3, applies to the election. The polling date is the date fixed by the Minister; if the date is not the first Sunday in November, in the case of a regular election, sections 341 and 344 of the said Act apply as in the case of a by-election.
The first four paragraphs do not apply where, owing to vacancies, there is no quorum on the council of the applicant municipality.
1988, c. 19, s. 111; 1990, c. 47, s. 4; 1991, c. 38, s. 1; 1999, c. 25, s. 88; 1999, c. 43, s. 13; 2003, c. 19, s. 250.