LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

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LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by providing the government with expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the governments ability to develop and deliver on its core businesses, policies, programs and services.

This program includes the Office of Legislative Counsel responsible for drafting all provincial bills and regulations in English and French, and providing legal advice on legislative matters to the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet. It also consolidates statutes and regulations. The program also provides for the operation of the agencies, boards and commissions within the ministry including the Assessment Review Board, Ontario Municipal Board, Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and Law Commission of Ontario.

The Ministry is also responsible for the administration of public inquiries.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 38,982,100 55,120,700 (16,138,600) 54,073,546
2 Legal Services 22,933,600 23,100,200 (166,600) 18,915,474
3 Legislative Counsel Services 5,193,400 4,736,900 456,500 5,279,353
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 67,109,100 82,957,800 (15,848,700) 78,268,373
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 38,330,237
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 38,330,237
  Total Operating Expense 67,110,100 82,958,800 (15,848,700) 116,598,610



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
304-1 Agencies, Boards and Commissions      
  Salaries and wages     22,442,100
  Employee benefits     2,586,100
  Transportation and communication     3,260,700
  Services     4,595,300
  Supplies and equipment     814,500
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,282,400  
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 5,283,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     38,982,100
  Sub-Items:      
  Assessment Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,208,000  
  Employee benefits   553,800  
  Transportation and communication   756,700  
  Services   2,112,400  
  Supplies and equipment   224,900 8,855,800
  Ontario Municipal Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,614,100  
  Employee benefits   700,800  
  Transportation and communication   682,500  
  Services   647,000  
  Supplies and equipment   91,000 7,735,400
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   4,667,300  
  Employee benefits   428,900  
  Transportation and communication   202,000  
  Services   582,500  
  Supplies and equipment   109,100 5,989,800
  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   6,952,700  
  Employee benefits   902,600  
  Transportation and communication   1,619,500  
  Services   1,252,400  
  Supplies and equipment   389,500 11,116,700
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,282,400 5,282,400
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     38,982,100
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     116,769,400
  Employee benefits     10,045,300
  Transportation and communication     151,500
  Services     2,789,100
  Supplies and equipment     285,800
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   415,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   25,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   1,030,000 1,470,000
  Subtotal     131,511,100
  Less: Recoveries     108,577,500
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,933,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   20,758,200  
  Employee benefits   2,501,200  
  Transportation and communication   151,500  
  Services   2,776,100  
  Supplies and equipment   285,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 415,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 25,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 1,030,000 1,470,000  
  Subtotal   27,942,800  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   5,010,200 22,932,600
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   96,011,200  
  Employee benefits   7,544,100  
  Services   13,000  
  Subtotal   103,568,300  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   103,567,300 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     22,933,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,124,400
  Employee benefits     611,000
  Transportation and communication     33,800
  Services     233,200
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     7,057,400
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     5,193,400
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     67,110,100