154. The Minister shall notify, in writing, the annexing municipality and the municipality affected by the annexation of his intention to approve the by-law with or without amendment.
The notice must indicate the time granted for the presentation of a proposal for the negotiation of an agreement on the apportionment of the assets and liabilities relating to the area to be annexed.
Any amendment under the first paragraph requires prior approval by the council of the annexing municipality and, where applicable, by the council of the municipality affected by the annexation or by the qualified voters in accordance with sections 146 and 153.
The first three paragraphs do not apply where the by-law sets out the apportionment of the assets and liabilities and has been approved, otherwise than pursuant to section 134, by the council of the municipality affected by the annexation.
1988, c. 19, s. 154; 1990, c. 47, s. 10.