MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

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MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

This program helps build a strong, sustainable provincial minerals sector contributing to the prosperity of all of Ontario. Province-wide geological mapping, online 24-7 access to geoscience information, international marketing, and expert geological advisory services in field offices across the province create a competitive advantage for Ontario - helping a global exploration industry assess Ontario's mineral potential and attracting investment, exploration and mineral development to Ontario. This program's geoscience expertise also supports other government priorities, such as groundwater mapping as part of drinking water protection efforts and identifying new industrial and energy development opportunities.

This program area also administers the Ontario Mining Act to ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario's mineral resources. This involves equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands, and ensuring safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2007-08

Estimates
2006-07

Difference
Between
2007-08
and
2006-07

Actual
2005-06

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 32,788,200 28,116,500 4,671,700 35,387,627
  Total Including Special Warrants 32,788,200 28,116,500 4,671,700 35,387,627
Less: Special Warrants 13,000,000 - 13,000,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 19,788,200 28,116,500 (8,328,300) 35,387,627
Special Warrants 13,000,000 - 13,000,000 -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 103
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 103
  Total Operating Expense 32,789,200 28,117,500 4,671,700 35,387,730
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Mines and Minerals 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 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 11,000,000 11,000,000 - 11,740,283
  Total Including Special Warrants 11,000,000 11,000,000 - 11,740,283
Less: Special Warrants 6,000,000 - 6,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 5,000,000 11,000,000 (6,000,000) 11,740,283
Special Warrants 6,000,000 - 6,000,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 11,000,000 11,000,000 - 11,740,283



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2203-1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Salaries and wages     14,910,400
  Employee benefits     1,908,100
  Transportation and communication     2,270,600
  Services     11,067,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,332,100
  Transfer payments      
     Far-North Geological Mapping Initiative     300,000
  Total Operating Expense     32,788,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     32,789,200
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2203-3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Mines and Minerals Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2203-2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Transportation and communication     50,000
  Services      
     Other     9,875,000
  Supplies and equipment     1,075,000
  Total Capital Expense     11,000,000
  Total Capital Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     11,000,000