Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

As the regional ministry for Northern Ontario and the ministry responsible for the provincial mineral sector, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines strives to make Northern Ontario and the provincial mineral sector strong, healthy and prosperous.

The ministry leads and coordinates government programs aimed at growing the Northern Ontario economy, building strong northern communities and creating job opportunities in the North. Through a network of offices and strategic program and policy development, the ministry ensures northerners have access to government programs and services and a voice in government decisions affecting the North.

As the sectoral ministry for the provincial minerals sector, the ministry supports a strong, sustainable mineral industry by promoting investment and exploration, by providing information to global clients on Ontario's wealth of mineral resources and through the fair, effective and efficient administration of Ontario's Mining Act.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 10,086,700 10,075,200 11,500 10,114,697
2202   Northern Development Program 78,512,900 77,580,900 932,000 71,752,461
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 35,580,400 32,788,200 2,792,200 27,923,573
   Less: Special Warrants - 21,000,000 (21,000,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 124,180,000 99,444,300 24,735,700 109,790,731
   Special Warrants - 21,000,000 (21,000,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 1,605,014 1,774,699 (169,685) 1,953,623
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 125,785,014 122,218,999 3,566,015 111,744,354
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation - - - 2,660,210
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission - - - 1,300,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 125,785,014 122,218,999 3,566,015 115,704,564
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
2202   Northern Development Program 20,001,000 20,001,000 - 20,000,000
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 1,000 1,000 - -
   Less: Special Warrants - 3,000,000 (3,000,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 20,003,000 17,002,000 3,001,000 20,000,000
   Special Warrants - 3,000,000 (3,000,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 20,003,000 20,002,000 1,000 20,000,000
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2202   Northern Development Program 69,235,600 58,241,300 10,994,300 55,163,272
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 11,000,000 11,000,000 - 10,761,424
   Less: Special Warrants - 19,000,000 (19,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 80,235,600 50,241,300 29,994,300 65,924,696
   Special Warrants - 19,000,000 (19,000,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 165,700,000 157,862,500 7,837,500 149,409,000
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 245,935,600 227,103,800 18,831,800 215,333,696
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation - 15,000,000 (15,000,000) (12,765,917)
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (14,222,600) (7,995,000) (6,227,600) -
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 231,713,000 234,108,800 (2,395,800) 202,567,779
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2202   Northern Development Program 556,954,000 467,800,000 89,154,000 367,603,787
   Less: Special Warrants - 180,000,000 (180,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 556,954,000 287,800,000 269,154,000 367,603,787
   Special Warrants - 180,000,000 (180,000,000) -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 556,954,000 467,800,000 89,154,000 367,603,787
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 357,498,014 356,327,799 1,170,215 318,272,343