24. The Minister may order the consultation of the qualified voters of the municipality. 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). Expenses incurred for or by reason of the consultation shall be borne by the municipality.
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.