179. The transition committee shall, for the purposes of the city’s first general election and of any by-election held before the second general election, prepare a division of a borough into districts or, as the case may be, number the offices of councillor in the borough, in accordance with sections 38 and 39.
The transition committee shall, with the assistance of the chief electoral officer and using the information on the permanent list of electors, prepare a division of the territory of each borough into districts and a determination of their boundaries. The division of a borough into districts must result in there being only one councillor per district, and the determination must, as far as possible, respect the criteria set out in sections 11 and 12 of the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E‐2.2).
The division prepared by the transition committee in collaboration with the chief electoral officer must be submitted to the Minister by the transition committee, and has effect only if adopted by an order of the Government made under section 9.
2000, c. 56, Sch. I, s. 179.