Quebec, Canada, local Veto-plebiscite [AVP] - Approval of by-law

General Typology

Veto-plebiscite [AVP]
Quebec, Canada
Political level
Local Name:
Approval of by-law
Normative Level:
Legally Binding:
Legally Defined:

608. If all the municipalities have approved the by-law, the secretary of the management board shall send a certified copy of it to the Minister of Municipal Affairs, Regions and Land Occupancy, together with every other document he may require.
Before approving the by-law, the Minister may order each municipality whose territory is under the jurisdiction of the management board to submit the by-law to the qualified voters for approval. A referendum poll must then be held in accordance with the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (chapter E-2.2).
The secretary must provide the Minister with any information requested by him with respect to the by-law.

References: chapter C-27.1 , MUNICIPAL CODE OF QUBEC, Updated Feb. 2016

Subject Matter:

To decide about a by-law


Municipality Authority
The Minister
Decision maker:


Available Time:
Turnout Quorum:
(..) the total number of votes cast be equal to or greater than the following proportion (..) (1) one eighth, if there are fewer than 1,000; (2) eight hundredths, if there are 1,000 or over but not over 2,000; (3) one twentieth, if there are 2,000 or ove
Approval Quorum:
1062. (..) Approval of the by-law of the local municipality requires not only that the number of affirmative votes be greater than the number of negative votes,(..) [see turmout]
Geographical Quorum:
Legal source does not mention geographical quorum
Excluded Issues:
Other Formal Requirements:

Procedural Elements

Wording Of Ballot Question:
Interaction With Authorities:
Supervision And Support:
Transparency And Finance: