Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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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 legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the governments 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 including the Assessment Review Board, Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario.

The Ministry is also responsible for the administration of public inquiries.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 47,850,600 35,235,700 12,614,900 35,867,775
2 Legal Services 16,433,200 15,518,700 914,500 15,511,601
3 Legislative Counsel Services 3,849,400 4,248,100 (398,700) 4,039,633
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 68,133,200 55,002,500 13,130,700 55,419,009
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 89,501,306
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 89,501,306
  Total Operating Expense 68,134,200 55,003,500 13,130,700 144,920,315



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions      
  Salaries and wages     20,690,700
  Employee benefits     2,646,700
  Transportation and communication     2,579,400
  Services     21,253,600
  Supplies and equipment     680,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,850,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Assessment Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   4,349,400  
  Employee benefits   564,900  
  Transportation and communication   808,400  
  Services   1,644,100  
  Supplies and equipment   224,900 7,591,700
  Ontario Municipal Board      
  Salaries and wages   4,972,000  
  Employee benefits   663,100  
  Transportation and communication   700,700  
  Services   413,600  
  Supplies and equipment   91,000 6,840,400
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   9,966,800  
  Employee benefits   1,247,900  
  Transportation and communication   639,500  
  Services   1,298,600  
  Supplies and equipment   270,600 13,423,400
  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   693,300  
  Employee benefits   87,400  
  Transportation and communication   54,800  
  Services   65,100  
  Supplies and equipment   20,000 920,600
  Public Inquiries      
  Salaries and wages   709,200  
  Employee benefits   83,400  
  Transportation and communication   376,000  
  Services   17,831,200  
  Supplies and equipment   73,700 19,073,500
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,850,600
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     89,561,500
  Employee benefits     9,380,900
  Transportation and communication     277,700
  Services     2,388,700
  Supplies and equipment     224,800
  Transfer payments      
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Victims Compensation   595,300  
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Cost Recovery   1,000  
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Grants   425,000 1,021,300
  Subtotal     102,854,900
  Less: Recoveries     86,421,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     16,433,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   14,275,800  
  Employee benefits   1,852,400  
  Transportation and communication   277,700  
  Services   2,388,700  
  Supplies and equipment   224,800  
  Transfer payments      
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Victims Compensation 595,300    
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Cost Recovery 1,000    
     CRIA-Civil Remedies Act-Grants 425,000 1,021,300  
  Subtotal   20,040,700  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   3,608,500 16,432,200
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   75,285,700  
  Employee benefits   7,528,500  
  Subtotal   82,814,200  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   82,813,200 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     16,433,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     4,958,800
  Employee benefits     535,200
  Transportation and communication     44,500
  Services     119,900
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     5,713,400
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,849,400
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     68,134,200