17.4. The Minister shall draw up guidelines and policies designed to further the development of Greater Montréal, propose them to the Government, and supervise their implementation.
More specifically, the Minister
(1) may, together with the government departments and bodies concerned, agree on cooperative arrangements to facilitate the development and implementation of the guidelines and policies ;
(2) shall provide financial support, on the conditions determined by the Minister, for actions undertaken to develop and promote Greater Montréal ;
(3) shall provide the services the Minister considers necessary to any person, association, partnership or body ;
(4) may conduct or commission research, inventories, studies and surveys, and make them public.