14. Beginning 1 January 2011, the fees payable under section 13 are adjusted on 1 January of each year based on the percentage change, in relation to the preceding year, in the Consumer Price Index for Canada, as published by Statistics Canada under the Statistics Act (R.S.C. 1985, c. S-19). For that purpose, the Consumer Price Index for a year is the annual average calculated from the monthly indexes for the 12-month period ending on 30 September of the preceding year.
If the amounts obtained contain a fraction of a dollar, that fraction is cancelled. The amount is then rounded down to the nearest 10 dollars if the last figure is lower than 5, or rounded up to the nearest 10 dollars in all other cases.
The Minister 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.