16.2. A public body must comply with the project management conditions and procedures determined by the Conseil du trésor and relating to such aspects as
(1) the stages a project must go through;
(2) the required opinions and authorizations;
(3) the criteria to be considered for granting authorizations; and
(4) project follow-up.
If the conditions and procedures relate to the management of projects carried out by the public bodies referred to in any of subparagraphs 4, 4.1 and 5 of the first paragraph of section 2, they must be determined on the joint recommendation of the Chair of the Conseil du trésor and the minister responsible for those bodies. If they relate to the management of projects carried out by a body having its own information officer in accordance with the second paragraph of section 8, they must be determined after consultation with the minister responsible for the body.
The management conditions and procedures may, in particular, pertain to the type of documents to be produced and their required content and form, as well as the deadlines by which they must be sent. They may also determine the types of projects that must be authorized and followed up on, and the authority responsible for authorizing an information resource project or a phase of such a project. Such determination may vary according to the costs of the project, its complexity and the risks it involves.
The Conseil du trésor may also allow the decision-making authority to delegate its power of authorization.