145. With the exception of the annual rental provided for in the second paragraph of section 39, the duties, rentals and fees provided for in this Regulation are indexed on 1 April 2003 and then on 1 April every 2 years, according to the evolution in the general Consumer Price Index for Canada, during the 2 years preceding the indexing. That evolution shall be calculated on the basis of the ratio between the index for the year preceding the indexing and the index for the year 2 years prior to that year. The index for a year is the average of the monthly indexes published by Statistics Canada.
The duties, rentals and fees indexed in the prescribed manner 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 Natural Resources and Wildlife shall publish the results of the indexing in Part 1 of the Gazette officielle du Québec. He may also employ any other means to ensure that the results of the indexing are more widely publicized.