Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2006-07

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NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2202

This program helps build a more prosperous Northern Ontario and strong, vibrant northern communities. The ministry is leading the implementation of the government's Northern Prosperity Plan, a range of targeted initiatives aimed at stimulating growth, job creation and a better quality of life for Northern Ontario. These include programs of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, Northern Ontario Grow Bonds Pilot Program and the GO North Investor Program. The ministry coordinates provincial economic development initiatives in the North, supports strategic investments in infrastructure such as the Northern Highways Program, and markets Northern Ontario's strengths and opportunities to the world.

The program's network of Government Information Centres and area teams provide northerners with access to government programs and services. Through this network, coordinated policy and planning activities, and Northern Development Councils, this program also ensures northerners have a say in the government programs and services that affect them.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2006-07

Estimates
2005-06

Difference
Between
2006-07
and
2005-06

Actual
2004-05

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Northern Economic Development 73,723,500 75,371,500 (1,648,000) 41,800,074
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 73,723,500 75,371,500 (1,648,000) 41,800,074
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,900,000 1,000,000 900,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,900,000 1,000,000 900,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 75,623,500 76,371,500 (748,000) 41,800,074
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Northern Development Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Northern Economic Development 57,196,000 69,950,000 (12,754,000) 339,301,511
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,196,000 69,950,000 (12,754,000) 339,301,511
Statutory Amortization - The Financial Administration Act 149,409,000 139,754,300 9,654,700 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 149,409,000 139,754,300 9,654,700 -
  Total Capital Expense 206,605,000 209,704,300 (3,099,300) 339,301,511
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Northern Highway Assets 356,700,000 296,900,000 59,800,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 356,700,000 296,900,000 59,800,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 356,700,000 296,900,000 59,800,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2202-1 Northern Economic Development      
  Salaries and wages     11,010,000
  Employee benefits     1,351,000
  Transportation and communication     1,345,400
  Services     8,505,500
  Supplies and equipment     408,800
  Transfer payments      
     Community Services   725,000  
     Economic Development   1,160,000  
     Summer Jobs Service   3,360,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   16,100,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   1,023,000  
     GO North Investor Program   500,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   34,500,000 57,368,000
  Subtotal     79,988,700
  Less: Recoveries     6,265,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     73,723,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,900,000
  Total Operating Expense for Northern Development Program     75,623,500
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2202-3 Northern Development Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Northern Development Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2202-2 Northern Economic Development      
  Services     11,000,000
  Transfer payments      
     Winter Roads   3,500,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   9,322,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   3,224,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   25,500,000  
     Millennium Partnerships   1,800,000 43,346,000
  Other transactions      
     Other - Resource Access Roads     2,850,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     57,196,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization - The Financial Administration Act     149,409,000
  Total Capital Expense for Northern Development Program     206,605,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2202-4 Northern Highway Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     356,700,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     356,700,000
  Total Capital Assets for Northern Development Program     356,700,000