2. From 1997, the costs provided for in section 1 shall be indexed on 1 November of each year on the basis of the rate of variation in the general Consumer Price Index for Canada, as determined by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. S-19), calculated on the basis of the average of the indexes for the preceding 12 months.
The indexed amounts 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 Administrative Housing Tribunal shall inform the public of the annual indexing calculated under this section. It shall do so through the Gazette officielle du Québec and, where the Tribunal considers it appropriate, by any other means.