3.12. No public agency may, without the prior written authorization of the Minister, enter into any agreement with another government in Canada or one of its departments or government agencies, or with a federal public agency.
The minister responsible for or the minister who subsidizes the public agency shall give an advisory opinion on the draft agreement to the Minister before the decision on the application for authorization is made.
The Minister may attach such conditions as he or she determines to the authorization. The Minister may, in particular, fix as a condition that the financing obtained under the agreement referred to in the first paragraph will not be subsequently taken into consideration to determine whether or not the agency is subject to this section.
Any contravention of the provisions of the first paragraph or any failure to comply with the conditions referred to in the third paragraph entails the nullity of the agreement.
The Minister, concurrently with the minister responsible for or the minister who subsidizes the public agency, shall see to the negotiation of the agreement.
1984, c. 47, s. 110; 1988, c. 41, s. 77; 1999, c. 40, s. 191; 2000, c. 8, s. 242; 2002, c. 60, s. 7.