21. The Commission d’accès à l’information, established by section 103 of the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information (chapter A-2.1) may, on written request, grant a person authorization to receive communication of personal information for study, research or statistical purposes, without the consent of the persons concerned, if it is of the opinion that
(1) the intended use is not frivolous and the ends contemplated cannot be achieved unless the information is communicated in a form allowing the persons to be identified;
(2) the information will be used in a manner that will ensure its confidentiality.
Such authorization is granted for the period and on the conditions fixed by the Commission. It may be revoked before the expiry of the period for which it is granted if the Commission has reasons to believe that the person authorized does not respect the confidentiality of the information communicated to him or does not respect the other conditions.