3. The fees payable under this Regulation are adjusted on 1 January of each year based on the percentage change in the general Consumer Price Index for Canada (CPI), as determined by Statistics Canada, for the 12-month period ending on 30 September of the preceding year.
The fees adjusted in the prescribed manner are reduced to the nearest multiple of 5 if the increase is less than $2.50; the fees are increased to the nearest multiple of 5 if the increase is equal to or greater than $2.50. Should the CPI increase not result in an increase in fees for one or more years, the successive CPI increases will be added together to adjust the fees.
The Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade is to inform the public of the adjustment under this section through Part 1 of the Gazette officielle du Québec or by such other means as the Minister considers appropriate.