8. The Minister shall devise policies relating to the fields within his competence and propose them to the Government, with a view to, in particular,
(1) contributing, by means of promotion, development and support programs in those fields, to the enhancement of the scientific, cultural and professional level of the population of Québec as a whole and of individuals;
(2) giving access to the higher forms of learning and culture to any person who wishes to have access thereto and has the necessary ability;
(3) contributing to the integration of the orientations and activities of his department with the general government policy and with economic, social and cultural needs.
The Minister shall supervise and coordinate the carrying out of the policies.
The Minister shall also be responsible for the administration of the Acts assigned to him.