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MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - SUMMARY

The goal of the Ministry of the Attorney General, together with its justice sector partners, is to build a province where all communities are safe and secure - supported by accountable, efficient, effective and accessible justice and public safety systems. The Ministry has five core businesses: prosecuting crime and preserving public order and personal safety; providing support to victims of crime throughout the criminal justice system; providing courts and related justice services that are fair, timely and accessible; providing decision-making and justice support services to vulnerable people; and providing legal advice and services to government.

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for managing the administration and delivery of justice services to all
communities in Ontario. The Ministry co-ordinates the administration of criminal, civil and family court services, operating a network of more than 250 court offices and providing courtroom and judicial support services. The Ministry prosecutes matters under the federal Criminal Code of Canada, the Young Offenders Act, and the provincial statutes. The Ministry is building integrated and enhanced services to victims of crime by providing a range of victim services such as the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Other programs provided by the Ministry include the Public Guardian and Trustee, the Children’s Lawyer and Supervised Access. In addition, the Ministry provides expert legal services to government ministries, agencies, boards and commissions, including advice to the government on constitutional questions and civil litigation conducted on behalf of the Crown. The Ministry also provides support and policy direction to provincial gaming initiatives. Agencies, boards and commissions that are overseen by the Ministry include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Assessment Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board and the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit.

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates
PROGRAMS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
$
$
$
$
OPERATING
     
124,824,746
Ministry Administration Program1
121,063,940
125784156
144,707,900
Prosecuting Crime Program2,3
142,771,200
142006713
291,045,300
Family Justice Services Program4
296,575,300
294286541
35,388,100
Legal Services Program5,6,7
35,238,000
52464515
294,467,800
Court Services Program8,9
282,250,300
290905826
79,202,000
Victims’ Services Program10,11,12
66,914,900
57766101
969,635,846
Ministry Total Operating
944,813,640
963213852
646,138,000
Less: Special Warrants
312,500,000
4,850,246
Less: Statutory Appropriations
48,840
7,692,508
318,647,600
< TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED
632,264,800
955,521,344
     
969,635,846
Ministry Total Operating    
54,365,000
Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario    
1,024,000,846
TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    


NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates
PROGRAMS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Estimates
$
$
$
OPERATING
Assets
     
5,296,000
-
-
5,296,000
Ministry Total Assets
-
-
5,295,000
Less: Special Warrants
-
-
1,000
< TOTAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED
-
-

RECONCILIATION TO PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED DATA

DETAILS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
OPERATING
$
$
1. Previously Published Data
1.1 2002-03 Printed Estimates
942,000,940
1.2 2001-02 Public Accounts
960,391,152
2. Government Reorganization
2.1 Transfer of functions from other Ministries
2,812,700
2,822,700
 
944813640
963,213,852

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item   Cash 2002-03 Estimates Adjustments from Cash to Accrual 2002-03 Estimates Presented as Accrual 2003-04 Estimates on Accrual Basis Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
    $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions $ millions
  OPERATING          
301
1 Ministry Administration1
121
(0.6)
120.4
124.8
4.3
2 Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act
-
-
-
-
-
S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act
-
-
-
-
-
   
121.1
(0.6)
120.5
124.8
4.3
302
1 Special Investigations Unit2
5.2
(0.1)
5.1
5.3
0.1
2 Criminal Law3
134
(4.6)
129.4
135.9
6.5
3 Aboriginal Justice Program
3.5
-
3.5
3.5
-
S Payments under the Ministry of Treasury and Economics Act
-
-
-
-
-
   
142.8
(4.7)
138.1
144.7
6.6
303
1 Family Justice Services4
54
(1.1)
52.9
54.6
1.7
2 Legal Aid Ontario
242.6
-
242.6
236.5
(6.1)
   
296.6
(1.1)
295.5
291
(4.5)
304
1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions5
17.3
(0.4)
16.9
16
(0.9)
2 Legal Services6
14.3
(2.7)
11.6
15.9
4.3
3 Legislative Counsel Services7
3.6
(0.2)
3.4
3.5
0.1
S The Proceedings Against the Crown Act
-
-
-
-
-
   
35.2
(3.3)
31.9
35.4
3.5
305
1 Administration of Justice8
177.1
(6.4)
170.8
184.8
14
2 Judicial Services9
105.1
(2.2)
102.9
104.9
2.1
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act
-
-
-
4.8
4.8
   
282.3
(8.6)
273.6
294.5
20.9
306
1 Victims’ Services Program Management10
35.1
(0.2)
35
47.7
12.8
2 Victim Witness Assistance11
11.4
(0.4)
11
11.1
0.1
3 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board12
20.4
(0.1)
20.3
20.3
0.1
   
66.9
(0.7)
66.2
79.2
13
 
Ministry Total Operating
944.8
(19.0)
925.8
969.6
43.8

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown )

$ millions
1.
(0.6)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
2.
(0.1)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
3.
(4.6)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
4.
(1.1)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
5.
(0.4)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
6.
(2.7)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
7.
(0.2)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
8.
(6.4)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
9.
(2.2)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
10.
(0.2)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
11.
(0.4)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
12.
(0.1)
adjustment to remove the pension costs related to ministry employees because, commencing in 2003-04, the cost to the Province of all pension benefits earned by employees is reflected in the Estimates for Management Board Secretariat
(19.0)
<< Total Adjustments

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL - SUMMARY

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates
PROGRAMS
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Cash 2001-02 Actual
$
$
$
CAPITAL
     
9,000,000
Ministry Administration Program
7,000,000
9,901,568
13,000,000
Court Services Program
34,861,000
30,509,263
22,000,000
Ministry Total Capital
41,861,000
40,410,831
17,500,000
Less: Special Warrants
19,500,000
-
4,500,000
< TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED
22,000,000
40,410,831
       
22,361,000
Ministry Total Capital    
12,857,000
Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario    
34,857,000
TOTAL INCLUDING CONSOLIDATION AND OTHER ADJUSTMENTS    

NOTE: Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are presented on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years is presented on the modified cash basis, and therefore comparison between 2003-04 and earlier year figures may not be meaningful. Differences between cash and accrual relate to adjustments such as timing of transfer payments and provisions for bad debts, that would increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts had they been presented on the accrual basis.

Adjustments for this Ministry, if any, are indicated by superscripted references above and are explained on the page following the Ministry Summary - Reconciliation of 2002-03 Estimates from Cash to Accrual.

RECONCILIATION OF 2002-03 ESTIMATES FROM CASH TO ACCRUAL

VOTE and item
Cash 2002-03 Estimates
Adjustments from Cash to Accrual
Estimates Presented as Accrual
Estimates on Accrual Basis
Change from 2002-03 Estimates on Accrual Basis
$ millions
$ millions
$ millions
$ millions
$ millions
  CAPITAL          
301 Ministry Administration Program          
2 Facilities Renewal
7
-
7
9
2
   
7
-
7
9
2
305 Court Services Program
3 Court Construction
34.9
-
34.9
13
21.9
   
34.9
-
34.9
13
21.9
 
Ministry Total Capital
41.9
-
41.9
22
19.9

Note: Amounts are rounded to the nearest one hundred thousand dollars and amounts less than fifty thousand dollars are shown as zero. Totals may not add due to this rounding.

Adjustments from Cash to Accrual - Commencing in 2003-04, Estimates are prepared on the accrual basis of accounting. Information for 2002-03 and earlier years was prepared in the Estimates on the modified-cash basis. Information is provided in the following notes on the adjustments that increase or decrease the 2002-03 amounts to present them on the accrual basis in this reconciliation. The accrual presentation of the 2002-03 Estimates is not an official restatement; it is an approximation reflecting only the significant accrual adjustments as required to allow for a comparison between the 2003-04 and the 2002-03 Estimates on a consistent basis of accounting. (Note: adjustments of less than $0.05 million are not shown )

no adjustments from cash to accrual