8. The Council shall advise the Minister on any question he submits to it respecting the matters contemplated by this act.
It may also, on its own initiative or at the request of groups or persons, formulate an opinion on any policy pertaining to the environment.
It may, for such purposes, prepare the required assessment statements.
1972, c. 49, s. 8; 1978, c. 64, s. 2.