188. For the purposes of sections 114 and 116, the municipalities of Chicoutimi, Jonquière and La Baie shall share the payment of any operating deficit of the Société de transport du Saguenay on the basis of any of the following factors or a combination thereof : the number of kilometres travelled, the number of hours of service, the number of residents or the fiscal potential, within the meaning of section 261.6 of the Act respecting municipal taxation (chapter F-2.1). Factors such as the number of kilometres travelled or service time may be determined by sampling. The Société and the municipalities may agree on other factors that must however be approved by the Minister.
The Société is not required to retain the same factors for every municipality.