45.1. In developing the Government’s budgetary and financial policies, provided for in section 2 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Finances (chapter M-24.01), and preparing the estimated results to which paragraph 3.1 of section 77 of the Public Administration Act (chapter A-6.01) applies, the Minister of Finance and the Chair of the Conseil du trésor shall develop, and propose to the Conseil du trésor, multi-year budgetary policy directions applicable to bodies other than budget-funded bodies, for the number of years they determine.
The policy directions may be common to all of those bodies or be specific to each one. They may concern, among other things, revenues, expenditures and cumulative surpluses or deficits.
In addition, the policy directions may include net result targets, set in accordance with section 4.1 of the Act respecting the Ministère des Finances, and an expenditure reduction method, approved in accordance with section 74.1 of the Public Administration Act.