17.3. The Minister is, by virtue of the office of Minister, the adviser of the Government in all matters relating to Greater Montréal. The Minister shall provide the ministers of the various government departments with such advice as the Minister considers appropriate to promote the interests of Greater Montréal, and shall coordinate and ensure the coherence of government activities involving the whole of the metropolitan area. In the Minister’s capacity as adviser of the Government,
(1) the Minister shall participate in the preparation of departmental measures and decisions having a significant impact on Greater Montréal ;
(2) the Minister’s opinion must be sought for any measure having a significant impact on Greater Montréal, before it is submitted to the Conseil du trésor or the Government for a decision.