Ministry of Government Services - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY/BUSINESS STANDARDS PROGRAM AND AGENCIES - VOTE 1812

This program is responsible for creating a modern regulatory and legal environment that protects consumers, generates confidence and promotes economic growth. It deals with policy development for the ministrys consumer and business services programs and provides governance, accountability, and relationship management with respect to the ministrys agencies, delegated administrative authorities, and other service delivery partners. The Licence Appeal Tribunal hears licensing and registration appeals under various ministries statutes. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is charged with the administration and enforcement of the regulatory framework, which governs the liquor and gaming sectors in the province. The AGCO also sets and enforces standards in the gaming and beverage alcohol industries where the risks of criminal activity and potential social costs are significant.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Consumer Protection 10,945,000 11,007,000 (62,000) 10,925,337
2 Licence Appeal Tribunal 1,372,700 1,381,200 (8,500) 1,374,893
3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 39,229,500 39,475,300 (245,800) 39,514,288
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 51,547,200 51,863,500 (316,300) 51,814,518
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 2,000
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 3,262,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,000 2,000 - 3,264,000
  Total Operating Expense 51,549,200 51,865,500 (316,300) 55,078,518



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1812-1 Policy and Consumer Protection      
  Salaries and wages     6,644,900
  Employee benefits     889,400
  Transportation and communication     395,100
  Services     3,186,500
  Supplies and equipment     238,400
  Subtotal     11,354,300
  Less: Recoveries     409,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     10,945,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
1812-2 Licence Appeal Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     635,400
  Employee benefits     97,700
  Transportation and communication     94,200
  Services     746,800
  Supplies and equipment     35,900
  Subtotal     1,610,000
  Less: Recoveries     237,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,372,700
1812-3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     31,120,600
  Employee benefits     5,482,900
  Transportation and communication     1,772,100
  Services     7,995,800
  Supplies and equipment     1,403,000
  Subtotal     47,774,400
  Less: Recoveries     8,544,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     39,229,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Consumer Protection and Public Safety/Business Standards Program and Agencies     51,549,200