CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY/BUSINESS STANDARDS PROGRAM AND AGENCIES - VOTE 1812

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CONSUMER PROTECTION AND PUBLIC SAFETY/BUSINESS STANDARDS PROGRAM AND AGENCIES - VOTE 1812

This program is responsible for maintaining a modern regulatory and legal environment that protects consumers, generates confidence and promotes economic growth. It deals with policy development for the ministrys consumer and business services programs and provides oversight to ensure effective governance, accountability, and relationship management with respect to the ministrys agencies, delegated administrative authorities, and other service delivery partners. The Licence Appeal Tribunal hears appeals concerning compensation claims and licensing activities under various ministries statutes. The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is charged with the administration and enforcement of the regulatory framework, which governs the liquor and gaming sectors in the province. The AGCO also sets and enforces standards in the gaming and beverage alcohol industries where the risks of illegal activity and potential social costs are significant.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy and Consumer Protection 11,375,100 10,655,900 719,200 11,220,472
2 Licence Appeal Tribunal 1,860,200 1,860,200 - 1,361,709
3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 38,655,100 38,655,100 - 40,160,227
  Total Including Special Warrants 51,890,400 51,171,200 719,200 52,742,408
Less: Special Warrants - 17,122,400 (17,122,400) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 51,890,400 34,048,800 17,841,600 52,742,408
Special Warrants - 17,122,400 (17,122,400) -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 1,000
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 13,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,000 2,000 - 14,000
  Total Operating Expense 51,892,400 51,173,200 719,200 52,756,408



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1812-1 Policy and Consumer Protection      
  Salaries and wages     7,163,500
  Employee benefits     914,600
  Transportation and communication     424,600
  Services     2,852,900
  Supplies and equipment     384,500
  Subtotal     11,740,100
  Less: Recoveries     365,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     11,375,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
1812-2 Licence Appeal Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     493,500
  Employee benefits     97,700
  Transportation and communication     94,200
  Services     1,576,200
  Supplies and equipment     35,900
  Subtotal     2,297,500
  Less: Recoveries     437,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,860,200
1812-3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     37,416,900
  Employee benefits     6,616,200
  Transportation and communication     1,776,600
  Services     16,729,700
  Supplies and equipment     1,806,800
  Subtotal     64,346,200
  Less: Recoveries     25,691,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     38,655,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Consumer Protection and Public Safety/Business Standards Program and Agencies     51,892,400