83. The council must give the Minister its opinion on any question the Minister refers to it. It may also make recommendations to the Minister on any matter relating to the knowledge, protection, enhancement or transmission of cultural heritage and on any matter relating to archives to which the Archives Act (chapter A-21.1) applies.
The council may receive and hear requests and suggestions from individuals and groups on any matter covered by this Act.
The council holds public consultations on projects to have a site declared a heritage site by the Government and, at the Minister’s request, on any matter the Minister refers to it.
If the council and another advisory body, such as the Bureau d’audiences publiques sur l’environnement, hold public consultations on the same project, the council must do its utmost to make an agreement with the other body to hold the consultations simultaneously.