8.1. A contribution of $10 shall be added to the total amount of the fine and costs imposed on the issue of a statement of offence for an offence under the laws of Québec, except in the case of a statement of offence issued for the contravention of a municipal by-law.
The contribution becomes payable as a fine as soon as a defendant enters a plea of guilty or is convicted or deemed convicted of an offence, whether or not the contribution is mentioned in the judgment. Except as regards imprisonment, the rules provided in this Code for the recovery of a fine, including those relating to costs of execution, apply to the recovery of the contribution and the contribution is deemed, for such purposes, to form part of the fine. However, in the case of partial payment of a fine, the contribution is deemed paid last.
The sums collected as a contribution shall be used to provide assistance to victims of crime to the extent determined by the Government.