172. The Government may, upon the recommendation of the Minister, appoint a controller charged with ensuring the proper use of public funds in any establishment or regional council which does not exercise adequate budgetary control.
Where a controller is appointed in accordance with this section, his powers shall be determined by the order in council appointing him and every person holding administrative duties in the establishment or regional council shall be bound to submit to the directives of such controller within the limits of the powers assigned him.
No engagements may be made in the name of the establishment or regional council nor any disbursement made without the counter-signature of such controller. Every engagement made without compliance with this paragraph shall be void.
1974, c. 42, s. 58; 1978, c. 72, s. 43.