142. In addition, the Minister may
(1) conduct, commission or promote research on risk management or the planning of emergency response procedures or research aimed at improving fire prevention, fire detection, fire alarm and firefighting techniques, methods and equipment ;
(2) propose, coordinate and carry out activities or work designed to remove or reduce the risks or consequences of a fire ;
(3) conduct analyses of statistical data and studies on the fire safety situation throughout Québec and at the regional and local levels, or on the repercussions of that situation, in particular on the regional economy or on fire insurance, and make the data or studies public.