12. The basic rent of a dwelling referred to by the Rent Supplement Program shall be reduced
(1) by an amount equal to 1/12th of the total cost of the water and domestic garbage collection taxes payable for the fiscal year preceding the beginning date of the lease, where those taxes are not included in the rent;
(2) by $58.90 for a bachelor apartment and for a 1-bedroom dwelling unit, by $64.05 for a 2-bedroom dwelling unit, by $69.45 for a 3-bedroom dwelling unit and by $85.60 for a dwelling unit with more than 3 bedrooms, where heating is not included in the rent; (3) by $12.05 for a bachelor apartment and for a 1-bedroom dwelling unit, by $13.25 for a 2-bedroom dwelling unit, by $14.50 for a 3-bedroom dwelling unit and by $16.10 for a dwelling unit with more than 3 bedrooms, where hot water is not included in the rent.
The amounts prescribed in subparagraphs 2 and 3 shall be indexed annually on 1 March, according to the Hydro-Québec indexation rate applied in the preceding year for the supply of electricity to residences. Those indexed amounts shall be rounded to the nearest twentieth of a dollar. The Société shall inform the public of the annual indexation by a notice published in the Gazette officielle du Québec or by such other means as it may consider appropriate.