210.17. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters either of all the local municipalities whose territory is comprised in that of the regional county municipality, or of one or several of them.
The consultation shall be made by way of a referendum poll conducted by each local municipality concerned, 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 statement of the final results of the poll must be transmitted to the Minister as soon as possible.
Expenses incurred by reason of the consultation shall be paid by the local municipality conducting it.