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Inquiries and legal proceedings

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The Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities (s. 90.1) gives us the power to inquire, of our own initiative or at the request of another person, into the application of the Act.

We also have the power to institute penal proceedings (s. 647 AERM) for the violations stipulated in the Act respecting elections and referendums in municipalities. Prescription of legal proceedings occurs one year after our knowledge of the perpetration of the offence. However, no legal proceedings may be instituted if more than five years have elapsed since the perpetration of the offence.