16. Where the Commission is called upon to rule on an application for recognition, it may take any measure it considers necessary to ascertain whether the membership of the association accounts for the majority of artists in the sector concerned. The Commission may, for instance, hold a referendum.
The Commission shall publish, in at least two daily newspapers having general circulation in Québec, a notice of the filing of an application for recognition. The Commission shall similarly publish a notice indicating that it intends to ascertain the representativeness of the association and indicating what measures it has decided to take for that purpose. The Commission must state, in the notice, the closing date for filing an application for recognition for the sector or part of the sector concerned, and for addressing the Commission under section 17.
Where an application for recognition relates to a negotiating sector defined for only part of the territory of Québec, a notice provided for in the second paragraph may be given once in a daily newspaper having general circulation in Québec and once in a daily newspaper having circulation in the part of the territory included under the recognition.
1987, c. 72, s. 16; 1988, c. 69, s. 52; 1997, c. 26, s. 7.