Department of Industry Act
Marginal note:Duties in relation to regional development in Ontario and Quebec
(a) in cooperation with other concerned ministers and boards and agencies of the Government of Canada, formulate and implement policies, plans and integrated federal approaches;
(b) coordinate the policies and programs of the Government of Canada;
(c) lead and coordinate the activities of the Government of Canada in the establishment of cooperative relationships with Ontario and Quebec and with business, labour and other public and private bodies; and
(d) collect, gather, by survey or otherwise, compile, analyse, coordinate and disseminate information.
(2) In exercising the powers and performing the same duties and functions, the Minister may
(a) provide and, where appropriate, coordinate services promoting regional economic development in Ontario and Quebec including services to develop entrepreneurial talent, support local business associations, stimulate investment and support small and medium-sized enterprises in those provinces or any part thereof; and
(b) initiate, recommend, coordinate, direct, promote and implement programs and projects in relation to regional economic development in Ontario and Quebec.
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