Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 1902

The objective of this program is to foster responsible and accountable local governments which have the tools for greater autonomy to improve local service delivery, achieve financial sustainability, and respond to local disasters and emergency situations. The Ministry pursues this objective through development and implementation of legislation, policies, formal consultation mechanisms, and programs; providing advice, education and training and other activities to build consultative, co-operative relationships with municipalities and other stakeholders.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Local Government 22,341,200 30,053,000 (7,711,800) 69,623,075
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 22,341,200 30,053,000 (7,711,800) 69,623,075
  Total Operating Expense 22,341,200 30,053,000 (7,711,800) 69,623,075
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans 100,000 100,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 100,000 100,000 - -
Statutory Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act 500,000 500,000 - 21,100
  Total Statutory Appropriations 500,000 500,000 - 21,100
  Total Operating Assets 600,000 600,000 - 21,100
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Local Government 2,000 99,200 (97,200) 24,863,000
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,000 99,200 (97,200) 24,863,000
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 99,200 (97,200) 24,863,000



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1902-4 Local Government      
  Salaries and wages     11,059,000
  Employee benefits     1,314,300
  Transportation and communication     476,300
  Services     3,186,300
  Supplies and equipment     190,000
  Transfer payments      
     Municipal Pay Equity   2,166,100  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Victims   1,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000  
     Payments under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   58,280,000  
     Taxes on Tenanted Provincial Properties under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   9,181,000  
     Assistance to Moosonee   1,146,200  
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   2,801,000 73,576,300
  Subtotal     89,802,200
  Less: Recoveries     67,461,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,341,200
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government Program     22,341,200
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1902-6 Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans      
  Loans and Investments     100,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     100,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Loans and Investments      
Statutory    Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act     500,000
  Total Operating Assets for Local Government Program     600,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1902-3 Local Government      
  Transfer payments      
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   1,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000 2,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,000
  Total Capital Expense for Local Government Program     2,000