51. The Minister may, after obtaining the advice of the Commission,
(a) acquire by agreement or by expropriation any recognized or classified cultural property or any property necessary to isolate, clear, improve or otherwise enhance a historic monument, or a classified historic or archaeological site, or any property situated in a historic or natural district or in a protected area;
(b) in the case of historic monuments or historic or archaeological sites, lease, hypothecate, restore, alter, demolish or transport them or reconstruct them elsewhere;
(c) administer personally or entrust to other persons, on conditions he considers expedient, the custody and administration of cultural property he has acquired;
(d) contribute to the maintenance, restoration, alteration or transport of classified cultural property or property situated in a historic or natural district, on a classified, recognized or designated historic or archaeological site on a heritage site or in a protected area, and the reconstruction of a building on a classified immovable, and retain on the property being the subject of a contribution, any charge, real right or hypothecary right he deems appropriate;
(e) grant subsidies to conserve and enhance cultural property or property situated in a historic or natural district, on a classified historic site, on a heritage site or in a protected area;
(f) make, in accordance with the Act, agreements with any government respecting cultural property;
(g) enter into agreements for the purposes of the administration of this Act with any person, including a local municipality, a regional county municipality or a metropolitan community.