Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services - THE ESTIMATES, 2009-10 - Summary

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Ministry of Small Business and Consumer Services - THE ESTIMATES, 2009-10 - Summary

The ministry plays a lead role in strengthening business development, consumer protection and public safety. The ministry works with its network of Small Business Enterprise Centres and other key stakeholders across the province to provide programs and services to support business start-up and early stage growth, and to promote entrepreneurship as a viable career option among Ontario's youth. In addition, the ministry works with high performance firms across southern Ontario to provide advice and consultation services that assist in business expansion, both domestically and abroad. The ministry is also responsible for many of the Province's consumer protection programs, either directly or through oversight of delegated administrative authorities. In the area of public safety, the ministry oversees the Technical Standards and Safety Authority and the Electrical Safety Authority. Ministry staff continually review the regulatory environment businesses face in order to streamline the system and remove unnecessary barriers.

The ministry devotes resources to ensuring consumers are well protected and informed about their rights. Staff work in partnership with industry and key stakeholders on government policies and information campaigns to strengthen public safety.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2009-10

Estimates
2008-09

Difference
Between
2009-10
and
2008-09

Actual
2007-08

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
3101   Small Business and Consumer Services Program 48,716,200 41,775,800 6,940,400 45,332,751
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 48,716,200 41,775,800 6,940,400 45,332,751
Statutory Appropriations 66,014 66,014 - 55,267
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 48,782,214 41,841,814 6,940,400 45,388,018
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3101   Small Business and Consumer Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3101   Small Business and Consumer Services Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
Statutory Appropriations 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 2,000 - 2,000 -
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3101   Small Business and Consumer Services Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 48,784,214 41,841,814 6,942,400 45,388,018

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