24. No public agency, nor any legal person or agency to which a public agency appoints the majority of the members or contributes over one-half of the financing, nor any group of public agencies or of such legal persons or agencies may, without the prior written authorization of the Minister, conclude any agreement with a foreign government or any of its departments, with an international organization or with any agency of such a government or organization.
Any contravention of the provisions of the first paragraph entails the nullity of the agreement.
The Minister, with the accord of the minister who is responsible for the public agency or who pays it a subsidy shall see to the negotiation of the agreement.
In this section, the expression “public agency” means a legal person or an agency not contemplated in section 23 to which the Government or a minister appoints the majority of the members, the public servants or employees of which are, by law, appointed or remunerated in accordance with the Public Service Act (chapter F-3.1.1), or more than one-half of the resources of which are derived from the consolidated revenue fund.
1988, c. 41, s. 24; 1999, c. 40, s. 188.