MAIN HEADING: POLICY, JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES PROGRAM - VOTE 303

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The Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program oversees the administration, coordination and delivery of the Ministry’s policy development and social/family justice programs across Ontario. The Program manages the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, Office of the Children’s Lawyer, Bail Verification and Supervision Program, Supervised Access Program, and the Special Investigations Unit. The program also provides for the operation and oversight of the agencies, boards and commissions within the Ministry including the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario, Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director and Legal Aid Ontario. The Ministry is also responsible for the administration of public inquiries and Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations. In its policy role, the Program is responsible for the Attorney General’s legislative agenda and for providing strategic and legal policy advice.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Justice Programs and Policy Division 100,820,500 99,534,100 1,286,400 98,773,974
2 Legal Aid Ontario 317,781,100 287,781,100 30,000,000 285,811,100
4 Agencies, Boards and Commissions 47,042,200 50,033,800 (2,991,600) 60,962,665
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 465,643,800 437,349,000 28,294,800 445,547,739
  Total Operating Expense 465,643,800 437,349,000 28,294,800 445,547,739
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Legal Aid Ontario 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
  Total Operating Assets 20,000 267,000 (247,000) -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 58,500 - 58,500 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 58,500 - 58,500 -
  Total Capital Expense 59,500 - 59,500 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 267,000 - 267,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 267,000 - 267,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 267,000 - 267,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
303-1 Justice Programs and Policy Division      
  Salaries and wages     49,019,200
  Employee benefits     6,182,900
  Transportation and communication     1,910,800
  Services     28,537,600
  Supplies and equipment     1,043,500
  Transfer payments      
     Supervised Access   7,939,700  
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900  
     Victims of Abuse   23,900 14,201,500
  Subtotal     100,895,500
  Less: Recoveries     75,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     100,820,500
  Sub-Items:      
  Policy and Agency Relations      
  Salaries and wages   5,548,800  
  Employee benefits   609,800  
  Transportation and communication   44,900  
  Services   137,200  
  Supplies and equipment   40,800 6,381,500
  Children's Lawyer      
  Salaries and wages   7,427,100  
  Employee benefits   931,000  
  Transportation and communication   240,800  
  Services   24,051,900  
  Supplies and equipment   153,000  
  Subtotal   32,803,800  
  Less: Recoveries   75,000 32,728,800
  Public Guardian and Trustee/Accountant of the Ontario Court (General Division)      
  Salaries and wages   30,003,900  
  Employee benefits   3,744,900  
  Transportation and communication   1,381,300  
  Services   3,929,300  
  Supplies and equipment   555,000 39,614,400
  Supervised Access      
  Salaries and wages   288,500  
  Employee benefits   52,000  
  Transportation and communication   26,600  
  Services   93,300  
  Supplies and equipment   14,100  
  Transfer payments      
     Supervised Access   7,939,700 8,414,200
  Bail Verification and Supervision      
  Salaries and wages   66,000  
  Employee benefits   9,300  
  Transportation and communication   2,200  
  Services   1,100  
  Supplies and equipment   2,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900 6,318,700
  Victims of Abuse      
  Transfer payments      
     Victims of Abuse   23,900 23,900
  Special Investigations Unit      
  Salaries and wages   5,684,900  
  Employee benefits   835,900  
  Transportation and communication   215,000  
  Services   324,800  
  Supplies and equipment   278,400 7,339,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     100,820,500
303-2 Legal Aid Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Legal Aid Fund - Reinvestment   232,000  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Client Services   252,920,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Administration   27,348,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Community Legal Clinics   37,280,900 317,781,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     317,781,100
303-4 Agencies, Boards and Commissions      
  Salaries and wages     28,191,800
  Employee benefits     2,930,400
  Transportation and communication     2,305,600
  Services     7,030,700
  Supplies and equipment     1,267,800
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,314,900  
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 5,315,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,042,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Assessment Review Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,359,700  
  Employee benefits   570,100  
  Transportation and communication   756,700  
  Services   2,061,200  
  Supplies and equipment   224,900 8,972,600
  Ontario Municipal Board      
  Salaries and wages   5,810,800  
  Employee benefits   722,000  
  Transportation and communication   682,500  
  Services   626,100  
  Supplies and equipment   91,000 7,932,400
  Environmental Review Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages   1,075,900  
  Employee benefits   129,200  
  Transportation and communication   50,000  
  Services   394,800  
  Supplies and equipment   50,000 1,699,900
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   4,515,500  
  Employee benefits   320,700  
  Transportation and communication   224,300  
  Services   469,500  
  Supplies and equipment   31,300 5,561,300
  Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   7,509,100  
  Employee benefits   795,100  
  Transportation and communication   296,800  
  Services   215,400  
  Supplies and equipment   296,500 9,112,900
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,314,900 5,314,900
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Public Inquiries      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Office of the Independent Police Review Director      
  Salaries and wages   3,920,800  
  Employee benefits   393,300  
  Transportation and communication   295,300  
  Services   3,261,700  
  Supplies and equipment   574,100 8,445,200
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,042,200
  Total Operating Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     465,643,800
  OPERATING ASSETS      
303-3 Legal Aid Ontario      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     20,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     20,000
  Total Operating Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     20,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
303-5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     58,500
  Total Capital Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     59,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
303-6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Information technology hardware     267,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     267,000
  Total Capital Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     267,000