178. The Minister shall, on 1 April each year and in accordance with the standards prescribed by regulation, send, to each of the regional councils, public institutions and private institutions contemplated in section 177, its master budget for the current fiscal year. Failing such, the master budget sent by the Minister for the preceding fiscal year is renewed until the regional council or the institution receives the budget for the current fiscal year.
On receiving the master budget sent by the Minister, the regional council or the institution shall prepare and send to the Minister, in the form and in accordance with the standards prescribed by regulation, an itemized budget in conformity with the master budget received and, where such is the case, budget balancing plan. Such items of the itemized budget and of the plan as are specified by regulation are void until approved by the Minister.
The particular functions entrusted by the Government to a regional council under paragraph g of section 18 are to be so interpreted as not to increase, restrict or change the scope of this section or any regulation thereunder, except to the extent expressly prescribed by the Government.
1971, c. 48, s. 135; 1982, c. 58, s. 74; 1992, c. 21, s. 375.