128. If an agency is of the opinion that the circumstances warrant it, it may, after consulting the institutions concerned, propose to the Minister that two or more institutions that have their head offices in the area of jurisdiction of the agency be administered by the same board of directors. However, the agency must take into account the ethnocultural or linguistic characteristics of the institutions concerned, particularly the institutions recognized under section 29.1 of the Charter of the French language (chapter C-11).
A decision by the Minister to accept the agency’s proposal must be approved by the Government. The decision must specify the day and month the elections, designations, appointments and co-optations must be completed to be in compliance with section 129. Sections 135, 137, 138 and 147 apply.
The Minister shall table every order made under the second paragraph before the National Assembly within 30 days after its adoption if the Assembly is in session or, if it is not sitting, within 30 days after resumption.
The invitation to the public is made jointly by the boards of directors of the institutions concerned.
Despite the first paragraph of section 149, the term of office of the members of the first board of directors established under this section ends on the date set for the next election, designation, appointment or co-optation of members to the new board, depending on whether the members were elected, designated, appointed or co-opted.
On the 30th day following the day on which the co-optations are completed, the institutions concerned by a decision made by the Minister under this section cease to be administered by their respective boards of directors and begin to be administered by the first board of directors established under this section.
1991, c. 42, s. 128; 1994, c. 23, s. 2; 1996, c. 36, s. 3; 2005, c. 32, s. 65; 2011, c. 15, s. 7.