17.7. The Minister may, in the exercise of the Minister’s responsibilities,
(1) obtain from the government departments and from government or municipal bodies any available information necessary for the performance of the Minister’s functions ;
(2) enter into an agreement according to law with any government other than that of Québec, any Minister of such a government, any international organization or any agency of such a government or organization.
The Minister may also enter into an agreement with any person, association, partnership or body concerning any matter under the jurisdiction of the Minister.