NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2202

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NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2202

This program helps build a more prosperous Northern Ontario and strong, vibrant northern communities. The ministry is leading the implementation of the government's Northern Growth Plan, as well as a range of targeted initiatives aimed at stimulating growth, job creation and a better quality of life for northerners. These include programs of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation, the GO North Investor Program and initiatives like the Northwestern Ontario Economic Facilitator Report. The ministry coordinates provincial economic development initiatives in the North, supports strategic investments in infrastructure such as the Northern Highways Program, and markets Northern Ontario's strengths and opportunities to the world.

The program's network of Government Information Centres and area teams provide northerners with access to government programs and services. Through this network, coordinated policy and planning activities, and Northern Development Councils, this program also ensures northerners have a say in the government programs and services that affect them.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Northern Economic Development 78,512,900 77,580,900 932,000 71,752,461
  Total Including Special Warrants 78,512,900 77,580,900 932,000 71,752,461
Less: Special Warrants - 4,000,000 (4,000,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 78,512,900 73,580,900 4,932,000 71,752,461
Special Warrants - 4,000,000 (4,000,000) -
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,539,000 1,710,000 (171,000) -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,539,000 1,710,000 (171,000) -
  Total Operating Expense 80,051,900 79,290,900 761,000 71,752,461
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Northern Development Operating Assets 20,001,000 20,001,000 - 20,000,000
  Total Including Special Warrants 20,001,000 20,001,000 - 20,000,000
Less: Special Warrants - 3,000,000 (3,000,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 20,001,000 17,001,000 3,000,000 20,000,000
Special Warrants - 3,000,000 (3,000,000) -
  Total Operating Assets 20,001,000 20,001,000 - 20,000,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Northern Economic Development 69,235,600 58,241,300 10,994,300 55,163,272
  Total Including Special Warrants 69,235,600 58,241,300 10,994,300 55,163,272
Less: Special Warrants - 13,000,000 (13,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 69,235,600 45,241,300 23,994,300 55,163,272
Special Warrants - 13,000,000 (13,000,000) -
Statutory Amortization - The Financial Administration Act 165,700,000 157,862,500 7,837,500 149,409,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 165,700,000 157,862,500 7,837,500 149,409,000
  Total Capital Expense 234,935,600 216,103,800 18,831,800 204,572,272
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Northern Highway Assets 556,954,000 467,800,000 89,154,000 367,603,787
  Total Including Special Warrants 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) -
  Total Capital Assets 556,954,000 467,800,000 89,154,000 367,603,787



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2202-1 Northern Economic Development      
  Salaries and wages     12,518,500
  Employee benefits     1,519,800
  Transportation and communication     1,240,600
  Services     8,159,100
  Supplies and equipment     408,800
  Transfer payments      
     Community Services   625,000  
     Economic Development   1,260,000  
     Summer Jobs Service   3,360,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   21,200,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   800,000  
     GO North Investor Program   500,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   34,500,000 62,245,000
  Subtotal     86,091,800
  Less: Recoveries     7,578,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     78,512,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,539,000
  Total Operating Expense for Northern Development Program     80,051,900
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2202-3 Northern Development Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Loans and Investments     20,000,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     20,001,000
  Total Operating Assets for Northern Development Program     20,001,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2202-2 Northern Economic Development      
  Services     11,981,000
  Transfer payments      
     Winter Roads   4,000,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   14,222,600  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   682,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   35,500,000 54,404,600
  Other transactions      
     Other - Resource Access Roads     2,850,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     69,235,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization - The Financial Administration Act     165,700,000
  Total Capital Expense for Northern Development Program     234,935,600
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2202-4 Northern Highway Assets      
  Tangible capital assets     556,954,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     556,954,000
  Total Capital Assets for Northern Development Program     556,954,000