204. For the purposes of this Act and unless otherwise provided, the word “interest” used alone refers to interest compounded annually at the rates determined for each period in Schedule VII. The rates of interest in Schedule VII are determined according to the rules and procedures determined by regulation for the period indicated and the rates of return on certain classes of amounts referred to in section 177 and designated by the regulation. The rates of interest in Schedule VIII are determined according to the rules and procedures established by regulation for the period indicated and an external index designated by the regulation. The Chair of the Conseil du trésor publishes in the Gazette officielle du Québec the rates of interest determined under those regulations, and the amendments to the schedules resulting from the new rates are integrated into the Compilation of Québec Laws and Regulations.
The applicable rates determined in Schedule VII are the rates determined for each period according to the period of application of the rates provided for in the relevant sections. The applicable rate determined in Schedule VIII is the rate in force on the day before the date the period of application of that rate begins as provided for in the relevant sections, unless otherwise provided.
2001, c. 31, s. 204; 2004, c. 39, s. 268; 2013, c. 9, s. 61.