58. The Minister shall regulate and supervise the election of the members of the board of directors elected in accordance with subparagraphs c and d of the first paragraph of section 54.
Every regulation to that effect must be submitted for approval to the Government; if it is approved, it shall come into force on the date of its publication in the Gazette officielle du Québec.
The regional council may make a by-law governing the procedure for electing the member referred to in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of section 54
The Minister shall supervise the elections of the members of the board of directors which may be held in accordance with the customs and procedures of the Native people of the said community contemplated in subparagraph a of the first paragraph of section 54 and the election provided for in subparagraph b of the first paragraph of the said section.
The Minister shall not consider or declare to be irregular or invalid due to lack of formalities the election of the representative of a community contemplated in subparagraph a of the first paragraph of section 54 or the representative of the Regional Authority referred to in subparagraph b of that first paragraph, if he is satisfied that the election was carried out in accordance with the customs and procedures of the Native people of the said community or of the Regional Authority and that such customs and procedures did not deprive any qualified person of the right to vote or of the right to hold office.
In the event that the Minister declares the election of a community representative to be irregular or invalid in accordance with the preceding paragraph, the chief of such community shall be the Cree representative for such community on the council until another representative from such community has been validly elected.
1977, c. 48, s. 9; 2007, c. 20, s. 4.