MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

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MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

This program helps build a strong, sustainable provincial mineral sector contributing to the prosperity of all of Ontario. Province-wide geological mapping, online 24-7 access to geoscience information, international marketing, and expert geological advisory services in field offices across the province create a competitive advantage for Ontario - helping a global exploration industry assess Ontario's mineral potential and attracting investment, exploration and mineral development to Ontario. This program's geoscience expertise also supports other government priorities such as groundwater mapping as part of drinking water protection efforts and identifying new industrial and energy development opportunities.

This program area also administers the Ontario Mining Act to ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario's mineral resources. This involves equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands, and ensuring safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

This program administers the Ontario Diamond Royalty Regulation, values rough stones for export and works with industry partners to pursue value-added opportunities throughout the diamond pipeline.

The program area has responsibility for developing new, collaborative Aboriginal-mineral development engagement and consultation processes and working with communities to build relationships and foster economic and mineral development.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE  
1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 45,456,100 35,580,400 9,875,700 30,636,123
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 45,456,100 35,580,400 9,875,700 30,636,123
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 1,006,754
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 1,006,754
  Total Operating Expense 45,457,100 35,581,400 9,875,700 31,642,877
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 6,001,000 11,000,000 (4,999,000) 10,797,386
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 6,001,000 11,000,000 (4,999,000) 10,797,386
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Expense 6,002,000 11,000,000 (4,998,000) 10,797,386
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Mines and Minerals Capital Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE  
2203-1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Salaries and wages     15,973,100
  Employee benefits     2,324,500
  Transportation and communication     1,901,400
  Services     21,286,700
  Supplies and equipment     1,835,400
  Transfer payments      
     Mapping Ontario's Geological Opportunities   500,000  
     Reporting Ontario's Mining Activities   85,000  
     Mining Consultations   1,500,000  
     Value-added Diamond Opportunities   50,000 2,135,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     45,456,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     45,457,100
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2203-3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Mines and Minerals Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2203-2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Transportation and communication     50,000
  Services      
     Other     4,875,000
  Supplies and equipment     1,075,000
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     6,001,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     6,002,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2203-4 Mines and Minerals Capital Assets      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Mines and Minerals Program     1,000