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Ministry of Natural Resources - THE ESTIMATES, 2008-09 - Summary

The Ministry envisions a healthy environment that is naturally diverse and supports a high quality of life for the people of Ontario through sustainable development.

The Ministry's mission is to manage our natural resources in an ecologically sustainable way to ensure that they are available for the enjoyment and use of future generations.

Ecological sustainability focuses on safeguarding the province's natural capital and nature's capacity to renew itself. It is directed towards resource management practices that protect and maintain nature's capacity to renew itself and generate sufficient natural "interest" to meet Ontarians' present and future needs.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2008-09

Estimates
2007-08

Difference
Between
2008-09
and
2007-08

Actual
2006-07

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2101   Ministry Administration Program 36,259,000 31,257,000 5,002,000 30,192,856
2102   Geographic Information Program 36,399,800 31,458,700 4,941,100 33,419,057
2103   Natural Resource Management Program 419,865,700 380,824,200 39,041,500 305,582,897
2104   Public Safety and Emergency Response Program 103,181,200 105,509,300 (2,328,100) 177,150,794
2105   Land and Resources Information and Information Technology Cluster Program 1,000 1,000 - -
   Less: Special Warrants - 178,500,000 (178,500,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 595,706,700 370,550,200 225,156,500 546,345,604
   Special Warrants - 178,500,000 (178,500,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 4,167,014 2,465,699 1,701,315 527,043
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 599,873,714 551,515,899 48,357,815 546,872,647
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Special Purpose Accounts for Fish & Wildlife and Parks 118,065,000 111,645,000 6,420,000 119,407,251
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 717,938,714 663,160,899 54,777,815 666,279,898
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2103   Natural Resource Management Program 1,000 5,400,000 (5,399,000) -
2104   Public Safety and Emergency Response Program 100,000 100,000 - 75,466
2105   Land and Resources Information and Information Technology Cluster Program 200,000 1,800,000 (1,600,000) 103,905
   Less: Special Warrants - 100,000 (100,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 301,000 7,200,000 (6,899,000) 179,371
   Special Warrants - 100,000 (100,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 301,000 7,300,000 (6,999,000) 179,371
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2103   Natural Resource Management Program 59,058,600 57,061,300 1,997,300 62,904,234
   Less: Special Warrants - 35,000,000 (35,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 59,058,600 22,061,300 36,997,300 62,904,234
   Special Warrants - 35,000,000 (35,000,000) -
Statutory Appropriations 3,460,500 2,993,100 467,400 2,235,628
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 62,519,100 60,054,400 2,464,700 65,139,862
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2103   Natural Resource Management Program 16,282,500 26,529,400 (10,246,900) 11,713,056
   Less: Special Warrants - 9,000,000 (9,000,000) -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 16,282,500 17,529,400 (1,246,900) 11,713,056
   Special Warrants - 9,000,000 (9,000,000) -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 16,282,500 26,529,400 (10,246,900) 11,713,056
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 780,457,814 723,215,299 57,242,515 731,419,760

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