MAIN HEADING: Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2010-11 - Summary

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The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for the administration and delivery of justice services to all communities in Ontario. The Ministry co-ordinates the administration of criminal, civil and family court services, operating a network of more than 250 court offices and providing courtroom and judicial support services. The Ministry prosecutes matters under the federal Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes. The Ministry is building integrated and enhanced services to victims of crime by providing a range of victim services such as the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Other programs provided by the Ministry include the Public Guardian and Trustee, the Children's Lawyer and Supervised Access. In addition, the Ministry provides expert legal services to government ministries, agencies, boards and commissions, including advice to the government on constitutional questions and civil litigation conducted on behalf of the Crown. Agencies, boards and commissions that are overseen by the Ministry include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Assessment Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, and the Law Commission of Ontario. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 161,590,800 152,103,400 9,487,400 146,690,482
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 259,254,900 248,311,600 10,943,300 243,929,436
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 465,643,800 437,349,000 28,294,800 445,547,739
304   Legal Services Program 30,914,200 28,127,000 2,787,200 28,111,243
305   Court Services Program 402,402,000 386,680,200 15,721,800 392,742,805
306   Victim Services Program 120,046,500 132,727,200 (12,680,700) 111,567,375
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,439,852,200 1,385,298,400 54,553,800 1,368,589,080
Statutory Appropriations 4,766,014 4,766,014 - 24,472,326
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,444,618,214 1,390,064,414 54,553,800 1,393,061,406
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 42,487,000 70,844,000 (28,357,000) 64,607,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,487,105,214 1,460,908,414 26,196,800 1,457,668,406
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 31,501,000 38,500,000 (6,999,000) 48,014,291
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 1,000 1,000 - -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
304   Legal Services Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
305   Court Services Program 186,271,900 149,800,400 36,471,500 159,677,578
306   Victim Services Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 217,776,900 188,301,400 29,475,500 207,691,869
Statutory Appropriations 407,200 37,000 370,200 -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 218,184,100 188,338,400 29,845,700 207,691,869
   Net Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 4,500,000 3,400,000 1,100,000 3,714,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 222,684,100 191,738,400 30,945,700 211,405,869
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
301   Ministry Administration Program 15,000 - 15,000 -
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 232,000 212,000 20,000 -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 267,000 - 267,000 -
304   Legal Services Program 148,500 - 148,500 -
305   Court Services Program 1,766,000 311,000 1,455,000 -
306   Victim Services Program 331,000 - 331,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 2,759,500 523,000 2,236,500 -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 2,759,500 523,000 2,236,500 -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,709,789,314 1,652,646,814 57,142,500 1,669,074,275

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