AGENCIES, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND TRIBUNALS - VOTE 1812

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AGENCIES, BOARDS, COMMISSIONS AND TRIBUNALS - VOTE 1812

The program provides oversight to ensure effective governance, accountability, and relationship management with respect to the ministrys agencies and other service delivery partners. It is responsible for maintaining a modern regulatory and legal environment that protects Ontarians, generates confidence, and promotes economic growth.

The Licence Appeal Tribunal hears appeals concerning compensation claims and licensing activities regulated under various ministries statutes.

The Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) is responsible for the administration and enforcement of the regulatory framework, which governs the liquor and gaming industries (including casino gaming, charitable gaming and lotteries conducted by the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation) in Ontario. In administering the Liquor Licence Act and the Gaming Control Act, the AGCO is required to exercise its powers and duties in the public interest and with the principles of honesty, integrity, and social responsibility. The AGCO also sets and enforces standards to safeguard public confidence in these sectors, where the risks of illegal activity and risks to public safety are significant.

The Advertising Review Board (ARB) is a Mandatory Central Common Service for the OPS procurement of advertising, public and media relations, and creative communications services. These services are acquired in a manner that is fair, open, transparent, and accessible to qualified suppliers. The ARB establishes all corporate Vendor of Record (VOR) arrangements, oversees supplier selection processes to ensure government guidelines and directives are met, and monitors compliance with advertising and communications services procurement policy.

The Conflict of Interest Commissioner has responsibility for certain conflict of interest and political activity matters under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006, as they apply to employees of ministries and public bodies as well as to individuals appointed to public bodies. The Commissioner handles requests for advice or rulings from Deputy Ministers, Chairs of public bodies, and other designated individuals on specific conflict of interest and political activity matters. The Commissioner also advises on financial declarations received from public servants working on matters involving the private sector as well as approved public bodies' conflict of interest rules to ensure consistency with standards established for ministry employees.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
2 Licence Appeal Tribunal 1,860,200 1,860,200 - 1,800,267
3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 36,526,100 38,655,100 (2,129,000) 38,599,441
4 Advertising Review Board 1,250,000 1,250,000 - 1,617,489
5 Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner 978,100 974,100 4,000 822,000
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 40,614,400 42,739,400 (2,125,000) 42,839,197
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 5,900
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 5,900
  Total Operating Expense 40,615,400 42,740,400 (2,125,000) 42,845,097
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
6 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 22,000 - 22,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 22,000 - 22,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 23,000 - 23,000 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
7 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario 199,000 - 199,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 199,000 - 199,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 199,000 - 199,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1812-2 Licence Appeal Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     773,500
  Employee benefits     117,700
  Transportation and communication     94,200
  Services     1,276,200
  Supplies and equipment     35,900
  Subtotal     2,297,500
  Less: Recoveries     437,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,860,200
1812-3 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     37,156,300
  Employee benefits     6,569,300
  Transportation and communication     2,046,600
  Services     10,841,400
  Supplies and equipment     1,477,500
  Subtotal     58,091,100
  Less: Recoveries     21,565,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     36,526,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
1812-4 Advertising Review Board      
  Salaries and wages     226,200
  Employee benefits     25,100
  Transportation and communication     6,000
  Services     973,600
  Supplies and equipment     19,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,250,000
1812-5 Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner      
  Salaries and wages     632,100
  Employee benefits     68,700
  Transportation and communication     75,200
  Services     153,500
  Supplies and equipment     48,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     978,100
  Total Operating Expense for Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Tribunals     40,615,400
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1812-6 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Other transactions      
     Loss on asset disposal     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     22,000
  Total Capital Expense for Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Tribunals     23,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1812-7 Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Information technology hardware     199,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     199,000
  Total Capital Assets for Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Tribunals     199,000