CULTURE PROGRAM - VOTE 2802

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CULTURE PROGRAM - VOTE 2802

The Culture Program promotes and supports the arts and cultural industries, protects Ontario's heritage, advances the public library system and supports cultural agencies in order to maximize their contribution to Ontario's social, cultural and economic well-being.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Culture 180,398,300 166,102,800 14,295,500 178,631,194
  Total Including Special Warrants 180,398,300 166,102,800 14,295,500 178,631,194
Less: Special Warrants - 34,135,000 (34,135,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 180,398,300 131,967,800 48,430,500 178,631,194
Special Warrants - 34,135,000 (34,135,000) -
  Total Operating Expense 180,398,300 166,102,800 14,295,500 178,631,194



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2802-1 Culture      
  Salaries and wages     7,370,300
  Employee benefits     833,900
  Transportation and communication     430,600
  Services     4,255,300
  Supplies and equipment     379,400
  Transfer payments      
     Arts Sector Support   5,750,900  
     Heritage Sector Support   6,558,300  
     Libraries Sector Support   25,064,900  
     Cultural Agencies Support   2,048,500  
     Art Gallery of Ontario   11,182,500  
     McMichael Canadian Collection   2,740,800  
     Ontario Arts Council   54,937,400  
     Ontario Media Development Corporation   11,750,300  
     Ontario Heritage Trust   2,516,200  
     Ontario Science Centre   17,783,100  
     Royal Botanical Gardens   1,598,500  
     Royal Ontario Museum   18,517,800  
     Science North   2,776,300  
     Southern Ontario Library Service   2,588,100  
     Ontario Library Service North   1,316,200 167,129,800
  Subtotal     180,399,300
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     180,398,300
  Total Operating Expense for Culture Program     180,398,300