Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - Vote 774

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

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness   23,053,300 (-2,286,000) 25,339,300 26,117,145
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act   1,000 1,000 - -
     
  Total Operating Expenses   23,054,300 (-2,285,000) 25,339,300 26,117,145
Less: Statutory Appropriations   1,000 1,000 - -
     
  Amount to be Voted   23,053,300 (-2,286,000) 25,339,300 26,117,145
     


MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM 2203 - Operating Asset Expenditures Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets   1,000 1,000 - -
     
  Total Operating Asset Expenditures   1,000 1,000 - -
     
  Amount to be Voted   1,000 1,000 - -
     


MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM 2203 - Capital Expenses Summary

ItemACTIVITIES 

2005-06
Estimates
$

Change
from
2004-05
$

2004-05
Estimates
$

2003-04
Actual
$

2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness   11,690,000 190,000 11,500,000 9,811,323
     
  Total Capital Expenses   11,690,000 190,000 11,500,000 9,811,323
     
  Amount to be Voted   11,690,000 190,000 11,500,000 9,811,323
     


MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING EXPENSES

Mineral Sector Competitiveness (2203-1) Activity $
Salaries and wages 12,462,000
Employee benefits 1,306,500
Transportation and communication 834,800
Services 7,079,900
Supplies and equipment 1,370,100
Activity Total 23,053,300


Statutory Appropriations Activity $
Other transactions
Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000
Activity Total 1,000


Total Operating for Mines and Minerals Program 23,054,300


MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - OPERATING ASSET EXPENDITURES

Mines and Minerals Operating Assets (2203-3) Activity $
Deposits and prepaid expenses 1,000
Activity Total 1,000


Total Assets for Mines and Minerals Program 1,000


MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - Standard Accounts Classification of Activities and Sub-activities - CAPITAL EXPENSES

Mineral Sector Competitiveness (2203-2) Activity $
Transportation and communication 50,000
Services
$
Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation-Partner Contribution
500,000
Other
9,875,000
Services Subtotal 10,375,000
Supplies and equipment 1,265,000
Activity Total 11,690,000


Total Capital for Mines and Minerals Program 11,690,000