82. The sums referred to in subparagraphs 3, 4, 6, 7 and 10 of the first paragraph of section 79 that the Authority receives in the course of a fiscal year may not be used to reduce the total amount of the financial contributions payable under section 81.
The total amount of the financial contributions payable under section 81 may not be less than the amount paid for the 2016 fiscal year by all the local municipalities whose territory is included in the Authority’s area of jurisdiction. The total amount paid in that fiscal year constitutes the reference threshold and is adjusted by operation of law on 1 January of each year by a rate corresponding to the variation in the average all-items Consumer Price Index for Québec excluding alcoholic beverages, tobacco products and recreational cannabis for the 12-month period that ended on 30 September of the year preceding the year for which the reference threshold is to be adjusted. The Authority posts the rate without delay on its website.
2016, c. 8, s. 3; 2017, c. 17, s. 521; 2020, c. 5, s. 21412.