The company shall not, except under the direction of the Minister,
directly or indirectly negotiate with or enter into an arrangement or agreement
with a foreign state, an organization composed of representatives of foreign
states or a corporation acting as an agent for or on behalf of a foreign state
and, in all matters of concern to the company in carrying out its objects, the
company shall, at the request of the Minister, assist in the conduct of any
negotiations by or on behalf of Canada. R.S., c. T-4, s. 9.