23. The fees exigible for the issue of a permit shall be indexed on 1 January of each year on the basis of the rate of change in the Consumer Price Index for Canada as published by Statistics Canada; the rate shall be calculated by establishing the difference between the average of the monthly indexes for the 12-month period ending on 30 September of the preceding year and the average of the monthly indexes for the period equivalent to the second preceding year.
The indexed fees shall be reduced to the nearest dollar where they contain a fraction of a dollar less than $0.50; they shall be increased to the nearest dollar where they contain a fraction of a dollar equal to or greater than $0.50.
The Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and Parks shall publish the indexing in the Gazette officielle du Québec before 1 January of each year and, if the Minister considers it appropriate, in any other media.
O.C. 305-97, s. 23; O.C. 332-2003, s. 6.