27. The agency shall, at the Minister’s request, communicate to the Minister any information, including personal information, that is necessary for the exercise of the Minister’s functions, in particular (1) for the purposes of the Act respecting the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation (chapter M-14), its regulations or this Act;
(2) for evaluating and formulating the agricultural policy of the Government;
(3) for analyzing and implementing policies, programs or projects, for developing, processing or validating economic, statistical or financial reference data or for achieving the integrated management of financial interventions; and
(4) for ascertaining the eligibility or continued eligibility of persons or enterprises for a benefit or right granted under those Acts, regulations, policies, programs or projects.
The Minister may, for the purposes listed in the first paragraph, communicate to the agency any information, including personal information, that is necessary for the exercise of the agency’s rights and powers.
The Minister shall prescribe in writing the terms according to which the information is to be communicated, specifying in particular the type of information communicated, the steps taken to ensure confidentiality and the security measures involved, and shall send them to the Commission d’accès à l’information at least 30 days before the information is communicated.
Where the Minister considers it necessary and urgent for the protection of the public interest, the information may be communicated before the expiry of the 30-day time limit provided for in the third paragraph, after a notice to that effect is sent to the Commission d’accès à l’information.
2000, c. 53, s. 27; 2006, c. 22, s. 177; 2020, c. 7, s. 371.