148. The Minister or a person designated by the Minister may inquire into any matter to which this Act applies, subject to the powers conferred on the fire investigation commissioner or the coroner under Chapter V.
The Minister may transmit the conclusions of the inquiry to the persons concerned.
Where corrective measures are recommended, the Minister may require the persons concerned to indicate their intentions, within the time determined by the Minister. The Minister may, when recommending to a local or regional authority or to an intermunicipal board measures which the Minister considers to be imperative to ensure public safety, order their implementation and a compliance report within the time determined by the Minister.