LOCAL GOVERNMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 1902

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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 stakeholders.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Local Government 27,626,100 22,341,200 5,284,900 29,722,437
  Total Including Special Warrants 27,626,100 22,341,200 5,284,900 29,722,437
Less: Special Warrants 8,833,200 - 8,833,200 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 18,792,900 22,341,200 (3,548,300) 29,722,437
Special Warrants 8,833,200 - 8,833,200 -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act - - - 175,848,389
  Total Statutory Appropriations - - - 175,848,389
  Total Operating Expense 27,626,100 22,341,200 5,284,900 205,570,826
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans 100,000 100,000 - -
  Total Including Special Warrants 100,000 100,000 - -
Less: Special Warrants 50,000 - 50,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 50,000 100,000 (50,000) -
Special Warrants 50,000 - 50,000 -
Statutory Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act 200,000 500,000 (300,000) 9,600
  Total Statutory Appropriations 200,000 500,000 (300,000) 9,600
  Total Operating Assets 300,000 600,000 (300,000) 9,600
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Local Government 2,000 11,002,000 (11,000,000) 97,167
  Total Including Special Warrants 2,000 11,002,000 (11,000,000) 97,167
Less: Special Warrants 2,000 - 2,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED - 11,002,000 (11,002,000) 97,167
Special Warrants 2,000 - 2,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 11,002,000 (11,000,000) 97,167



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     10,840,100
  Employee benefits     1,340,500
  Transportation and communication     395,800
  Services     4,226,700
  Supplies and equipment     207,700
  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   7,301,000 78,076,300
  Subtotal     95,087,100
  Less: Recoveries     67,461,000
  Total Operating Expense     27,626,100
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government Program     27,626,100
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1902-6 Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans      
  Loans and Investments     100,000
  Total Operating Assets     100,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Loans and Investments      
Statutory    Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act     200,000
  Total Operating Assets for Local Government Program     300,000
  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     2,000
  Total Capital Expense for Local Government Program     2,000