64. The Minister is charged with setting policies, for the benefit of regional and local authorities, concerning major disaster prevention, aimed either at eliminating or reducing risks or at mitigating the foreseeable consequences of a potential disaster, concerning emergency response planning, concerning emergency response to actual or imminent disaster situations and concerning recovery operations.
To that end, the Minister shall list and describe major disaster safety objectives and may specify minimum civil protection measures, in particular to ensure compatibility between the measures established by various emergency managers which must be taken into consideration by regional and local authorities in establishing their civil protection plan, including the specific actions to be included in that plan.
The Minister may grant financial support to a regional or local authority, subject to the conditions determined by the Minister, for the establishment, modification or revision of a civil protection plan or the carrying out of the actions determined in the plan.
The Minister may also grant financial support to a civil protection authority, subject to the conditions determined by the Minister, for the establishment and updating of an emergency preparedness plan.
2001, c. 76, s. 64; 2019, c. 1, s. 141.