MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

Back to the MINISTRY OF NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT AND MINES Summary page

MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

This program helps build a strong, sustainable provincial minerals sector contributing to the prosperity of all of Ontario. Province-wide geological mapping, online 24-7 access to geoscience information, international marketing, and expert geological advisory services in field offices across the province create a competitive advantage for Ontario - helping a global exploration industry assess Ontario's mineral potential and attracting investment, exploration and mineral development to Ontario. This program's geoscience expertise also supports other government priorities, such as groundwater mapping as part of drinking water protection efforts and identifying new industrial and energy development opportunities.

This program administers the Ontario Mining Act to ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario's mineral resources. This involves equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands, and ensuring safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM 2203 - 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
  $   $ $ $
2203   MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM      
OPERATING          
1 25,339,300 Mineral Sector Competitiveness (333,100) 25,672,400 26,311,984
  25,339,300 Total Operating (333,100) 25,672,400 26,311,984
  - Less: Special Warrants (15,000,000) 15,000,000 -
  25,339,300 Amount to be Voted 14,666,900 10,672,400 26,311,984
CAPITAL          
2 11,500,000 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 1,000,000 10,500,000 9,805,080
  11,500,000 Total Capital 1,000,000 10,500,000 9,805,080
  - Less: Special Warrants (6,000,000) 6,000,000 -
  11,500,000 Amount to be Voted 7,000,000 4,500,000 9,805,080

MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM 2203 - Capital Expenses Summary

OPERATING  
Mineral Sector Competitiveness (2203-1) $
Salaries and wages 12,603,500
Employee benefits 1,821,400
Transportation and communication 913,400
Services 9,452,400
Supplies and equipment 1,121,800
  25,912,500
Less: Recoveries 573,200
  25,339,300
Total Operating for Mines and Minerals Program 25,339,300
CAPITAL  
Mineral Sector Competitiveness (2203-2)  
Transportation and communication 50,000
Services $
Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation-Partner Contribution 500,000
Other 9,875,000
  10,375,000
Supplies and equipment 1,075,000
  11,500,000
Total Capital for Mines and Minerals Program 11,500,000