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 and autonomy to meet the needs of their community, 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
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Local Government 24,033,400 27,626,100 (3,592,700) 36,256,653
  Total Including Special Warrants 24,033,400 27,626,100 (3,592,700) 36,256,653
Less: Special Warrants - 8,833,200 (8,833,200) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 24,033,400 18,792,900 5,240,500 36,256,653
Special Warrants - 8,833,200 (8,833,200) -
  Total Operating Expense 24,033,400 27,626,100 (3,592,700) 36,256,653
  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 100,000 50,000 50,000 -
Special Warrants - 50,000 (50,000) -
Statutory Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act 200,000 200,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 200,000 200,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 300,000 300,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Local Government 802,000 2,000 800,000 11,125,000
  Total Including Special Warrants 802,000 2,000 800,000 11,125,000
Less: Special Warrants - 2,000 (2,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 802,000 - 802,000 11,125,000
Special Warrants - 2,000 (2,000) -
  Total Capital Expense 802,000 2,000 800,000 11,125,000



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     4,134,000
  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   3,801,000 74,576,300
  Subtotal     91,494,400
  Less: Recoveries     67,461,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     24,033,400
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government Program     24,033,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
1902-6 Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans      
  Loans and Investments     100,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     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   801,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000 802,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     802,000
  Total Capital Expense for Local Government Program     802,000