179. Despite section 178,
(1) the Attorney General, the Minister, the Authority or, if the authorized insurer is a professional order, the Office des professions du Québec may use the information made confidential by that section as evidence;
(2) the authorized insurer concerned may, in accordance with the regulation made by the Minister, use that information as evidence in any proceedings concerning the administration or enforcement of this Act or the Business Corporations Act (chapter S-31.1) that are brought by the insurer, the Minister, the Authority or the Attorney General; and
(3) anyone who may be compelled to testify or to produce a document relating to that information in any proceedings regarding the application of this Act or any other Act administered by the Authority to an authorized insurer or of the Business Corporations Act to an insurance company may use that information provided the proceedings are brought by the insurer concerned, the Attorney General, the Minister or the Authority.