LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

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LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by providing the government with expert constitutional and civil legal advice and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the government's ability to develop and deliver on its core businesses, policies, programs and services.

This program includes the Office of Legislative Counsel responsible for drafting all provincial bills and regulations in English and French, and providing legal advice on legislative matters to the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet. It also consolidates statutes and regulations. The program also provides for the operation of the agencies, boards and commissions within the ministry.

LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM 304 - Operating Expenses Summary

VOTE and item Accrual 2004-05 Estimates VOTE AND ITEMS Change from 2003-04 Accrual 2003-04 Estimates Cash 2002-03 Actual
  $   $ $ $
304   LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM      
OPERATING          
1 36,502,400 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 7,487,300 29,015,100 28,061,138
2 20,341,000 Legal Services 4,445,300 15,895,700 17,677,479
3 3,724,700 Legislative Counsel Services 192,800 3,531,900 4,071,835
S 1,000 The Proceedings Against the Crown Act - 1,000 27,773,605
  60,569,100 Total Operating 12,125,400 48,443,700 77,584,057
  - Less: Special Warrants (39,362,100) 39,362,100 -
  1,000 Less: Statutory Appropriations - 1,000 27,773,605
  60,568,100 Amount to be Voted 51,487,500 9,080,600 49,810,452

LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING EXPENSES

OPERATING    
Agencies, Boards and Commissions (304-1)   $
Salaries and wages   19,309,300
Employee benefits   2,369,500
Transportation and communication   4,180,100
Services   9,986,000
Supplies and equipment   657,500
    36,502,400
Assessment Review Board $  
Salaries and wages 3,860,000  
Employee benefits 385,900  
Transportation and communication 2,591,400  
Services 666,700  
Supplies and equipment 259,900  
    7,763,900
Ontario Municipal Board $  
Salaries and wages 4,757,700  
Employee benefits 618,500  
Transportation and communication 700,700  
Services 678,800  
Supplies and equipment 91,000  
    6,846,700
Ontario Human Rights Commission    
  $  
Salaries and wages 9,132,100  
Employee benefits 1,166,200  
Transportation and communication 653,500  
Services 1,298,600  
Supplies and equipment 220,600  
    12,471,000
Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario    
  $  
Salaries and wages 656,000  
Employee benefits 83,700  
Transportation and communication 54,800  
Services 184,800  
Supplies and equipment 20,000  
    999,300
Public Inquiries $ $
Salaries and wages 903,500  
Employee benefits 115,200  
Transportation and communication 179,700  
Services 7,156,100  
Supplies and equipment 66,000  
    8,420,500
Royal Commissions    
Services 1,000  
    1,000
Legal Services (304-2) $  
Salaries and wages   72,631,400
Employee benefits   8,483,500
Transportation and communication   126,700
Services   8,836,500
Supplies and equipment   163,800
    90,241,900
Less: Recoveries   69,900,900
    20,341,000
Civil and Constitutional Law $  
Salaries and wages 13,082,000  
Employee benefits 1,740,300  
Transportation and communication 126,700  
Services 8,836,500  
Supplies and equipment 163,800  
  23,949,300  
Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities 3,609,500  
    20,339,800
Seconded Legal Services $  
Salaries and wages 59,549,400  
Employee benefits 6,743,200  
  66,292,600  
Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities 66,291,400  
    1,200
Statutory Appropriations    
Other transactions    
The Proceedings Against the Crown Act   1,000
    1,000


Legislative Counsel Services (304-3) $
Salaries and wages 4,969,400
Employee benefits 345,200
Transportation and communication 44,500
Services 140,600
Supplies and equipment 89,000
  5,588,700
Less: Recoveries 1,864,000
  3,724,700
Total Operating for Legal Services Program 60,569,100