LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

Back to the Ministry of the Attorney General Summary page

LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by providing the government with expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the governments ability to develop and deliver on its core businesses, policies, programs and services.

This program includes the Office of Legislative Counsel responsible for drafting all provincial bills and regulations in English and French, and providing legal advice on legislative matters to the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet. It also consolidates statutes and regulations. The program also provides for the operation of the agencies, boards and commissions within the ministry including the Assessment Review Board, Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and Law Commission of Ontario.

The Ministry is also responsible for the administration of public inquiries.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 54,932,200 43,811,500 11,120,700 45,656,465
2 Legal Services 22,942,200 18,846,400 4,095,800 18,535,760
3 Legislative Counsel Services 4,693,700 4,425,700 268,000 3,936,793
  Total Including Special Warrants 82,568,100 67,083,600 15,484,500 68,129,018
Less: Special Warrants - 27,673,000 (27,673,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 82,568,100 39,410,600 43,157,500 68,129,018
Special Warrants - 27,673,000 (27,673,000) -
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 19,333,491
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 19,333,491
  Total Operating Expense 82,569,100 67,084,600 15,484,500 87,462,509



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions      
  Salaries and wages     28,620,700
  Employee benefits     4,086,100
  Transportation and communication     2,699,300
  Services     15,565,700
  Supplies and equipment     1,064,900
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   2,893,500  
     Public Inquiries - Community Assistance   1,000  
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 2,895,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     54,932,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Assessment Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   4,614,600  
  Employee benefits   474,800  
  Transportation and communication   738,500  
  Services   1,718,500  
  Supplies and equipment   225,000 7,771,400
  Ontario Municipal Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,098,800  
  Employee benefits   657,500  
  Transportation and communication   700,700  
  Services   334,400  
  Supplies and equipment   90,900 6,882,300
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   9,937,300  
  Employee benefits   2,031,800  
  Transportation and communication   650,300  
  Services   766,800  
  Supplies and equipment   270,600 13,656,800
  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   7,899,500  
  Employee benefits   836,200  
  Transportation and communication   440,800  
  Services   336,900  
  Supplies and equipment   406,000 9,919,400
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Salaries and wages   663,000  
  Employee benefits   36,000  
  Services   1,022,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   2,893,500 4,614,700
  Public Inquiries      
  Salaries and wages   407,500  
  Employee benefits   49,800  
  Transportation and communication   169,000  
  Services   11,385,900  
  Supplies and equipment   72,400  
  Transfer payments      
     Public Inquiries - Community Assistance   1,000 12,085,600
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     54,932,200
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     110,914,800
  Employee benefits     9,920,300
  Transportation and communication     232,600
  Services     3,157,200
  Supplies and equipment     580,800
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   73,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   25,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   750,000 848,000
  Subtotal     125,653,700
  Less: Recoveries     102,711,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,942,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   27,869,600  
  Employee benefits   2,702,100  
  Transportation and communication   232,600  
  Services   3,157,200  
  Supplies and equipment   580,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 73,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 25,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 750,000 848,000  
  Subtotal   35,390,300  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   12,449,100 22,941,200
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   83,045,200  
  Employee benefits   7,218,200  
  Subtotal   90,263,400  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   90,262,400 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,942,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     5,641,000
  Employee benefits     563,000
  Transportation and communication     33,800
  Services     264,900
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     6,557,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     4,693,700
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     82,569,100