Ministry of Natural Resources - Summary

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MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

The Ministry Vision is to contribute to the environmental, social and economic well-being of Ontario through the sustainable development of our natural resources.

Its Mission is to ensure ecological sustainability by protecting and conserving our valuable soil, aquatic, forest and wildlife resources as well as their biological foundation. As stewards of our natural heritage, MNR’s role is to ensure the continuing availability of natural resources for the long-term benefit of the people of Ontario, that is, to leave future generations a legacy of the natural wealth that we still enjoy today; to protect natural heritage and biological features of provincial significance; to protect human life, the resource base and physical property from the threats of forest fires, floods and erosion.

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES - Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAMS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
$   $ $
OPERATING      
32,829,346 Ministry Administration Program1 32,707,940 31,682,015
67,533,300 Geographic Information Program2 45,235,500 37,357,591
191,956,400 Natural Resource Management Program3,4 192,090,900 192,327,815
63,909,900 Public Safety and Emergency Response Program5,6 63,415,200 96,999,197
356,228,946 Ministry Total Operating 333,449,540 358,366,618
191,800,000 Less: Special Warrants 150,000,000 -
48,246 Less: Statutory Appropriations 46,840 45,477
164,380,700 < TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED 183,402,700 358,321,141
       
356,228,946 Ministry Total Operating    
94,257,400 Net Consolidation Adjustment - SPAs for Fish & Wildlife and Parks    
450,486,346 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 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          
2101 Ministry Administration Program          
1 Ministry Administration1 32.7 (1.8) 30.8 32.8 2.0
S Minister’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
S Parliamentary Assistant’s Salary, the Executive Council Act - - - - -
    32.7 (1.8) 30.8 32.8 2.0
2102 Geographic Information Program          
1 Geographic Information2 45.2 (2.7) 42.6 67.5 25.0
    45.2 (2.7) 42.6 67.5 25.0
2103 Natural Resource Management Program          
1 Natural Resource Management3 180.1 (6.6) 173.4 179.6 6.2
2 Ontario Parks4 12.0 (1.1) 10.9 12.3 1.4
    192.1 (7.8) 184.3 192.0 7.6
2104 Public Safety and Emergency Response Program          
1 Aviation and Forest Fire Management5 34.9 (1.2) 33.8 34.8 1.1
2 Extra Fire Fighting6 28.5 (0.5) 28.0 29.1 1.2
    63.4 (1.7) 61.7 63.9 2.2
  Ministry Total Operating 333.4 (14.0) 319.5 356.2 36.7

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)

$ millions
1. (1.8) 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. (1.0) 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
  (1.7) adjustment to remove lease payments (cash basis) and reflect the full cost of new leases in the first year (accrual basis) for those leases that, on an accrual basis, are considered to finance a purchase
3. (6.6) 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. (1.2) 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
6. (0.5) 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
(14.0) << Total Adjustments

MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES - Capital Summary

Accrual 2003-04 Estimates PROGRAMS Cash 2002-03 Estimates Cash 2001-02 Actual
$   $ $
       
CAPITAL      
91,184,000 Natural Resource Management Program 79,855,300 70,198,284
91,184,000 Ministry Total Capital 79,855,300 70,198,284
50,000,000 Less: Special Warrants 20,000,000 -
41,184,000 < TOTAL CAPITAL TO BE VOTED 59,855,300 70,198,284
       
91,184,000 Ministry Total Capital    
91,184,000 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 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
  CAPITAL          
2103 Natural Resource Management Program          
3 Infrastructure for Natural Resource Management 79.9 - 79.9 91.2 11.3
    79.9 - 79.9 91.2 11.3
  Ministry Total Capital 79.9 - 79.9 91.2 11.3

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