6.In the exercise of ministerial responsibilities, the Minister may
(1) enter into agreements with any person, association, partnership or body, concerning any matter under the Minister’s authority;
(2) facilitate the development and signing of agreements, particularly between regional development councils and government departments and bodies;
(3) enter into agreements in accordance with the law with a government other than that of Québec, a department of such a government, an international organization, or a body under the authority of such a government or organization;
(4) conduct or commission research, studies and analyses and make the findings public.