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Des modifications a la School Act autorisent explicitement les 60 conseils scolaires de la Colombie-Britannique a conclure des ententes de prestation de services partages ou de nouveaux modes de prestation de services avec d'autres conseils ou entites du secteur public, et autorisent le ministre a obliger les districts scolaires a prendre part a de telles ententes.
Other strained aesthetic ententes included Mika Taanila's documentary on the Finnish electronic-music pioneer Erkki Kurenniemi, which was presented near replays of Rolf Wolkenstein and Christoph Dreher's German techno TV show Lost in Music from the '90s.
Some analysts have considered that ententes can be preferable to alliances since their very vagueness allows them to be played up or down as circumstances require.