29. The Minister may direct any person he designates to investigate whether the provisions of this Act and its regulatory instruments are being complied with by a college, or to inquire into any matter relating to the educational methods, administration or operation of a college.
The Minister may also designate a person to inquire into any behaviour that could reasonably pose a threat for the students’ physical or psychological safety.
A person designated by the Minister has, for the purposes of the investigation or inquiry, the immunity and powers of a commissioner appointed under the Act respecting public inquiry commissions (chapter C-37), except the power to impose imprisonment.
The Minister and Deputy Minister shall possess, by virtue of their office, the authority and powers to make any investigation or inquiry.
1971, c. 70, s. 1; 1979, c. 24, s. 18; 1992, c. 61, s. 198; 1993, c. 25, s. 22; 2016, c. 12, s. 2311.