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This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by providing the government with expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the government’s ability to develop and deliver on its core businesses, policies, programs and services.

This program includes the Office of Legislative Counsel responsible for drafting all provincial bills and regulations in English and French, and providing legal advice on legislative matters to the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet. It also consolidates statutes and regulations.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Services 25,450,900 22,933,600 2,517,300 23,289,829
3 Legislative Counsel Services 5,463,300 5,193,400 269,900 4,821,414
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 30,914,200 28,127,000 2,787,200 28,111,243
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 15,643,585
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 15,643,585
  Total Operating Expense 30,915,200 28,128,000 2,787,200 43,754,828
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Legal Services 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 16,700 - 16,700 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 16,700 - 16,700 -
  Total Capital Expense 17,700 - 17,700 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Legal Services 148,500 - 148,500 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 148,500 - 148,500 -
  Total Capital Assets 148,500 - 148,500 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     122,594,600
  Employee benefits     10,211,200
  Transportation and communication     152,700
  Services     3,083,400
  Supplies and equipment     289,800
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   1,048,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   1,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   2,045,000 3,094,000
  Subtotal     139,425,700
  Less: Recoveries     113,974,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     25,450,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   21,382,000  
  Employee benefits   2,575,700  
  Transportation and communication   152,700  
  Services   3,083,400  
  Supplies and equipment   289,800  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 1,048,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 1,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 2,045,000 3,094,000  
  Subtotal   30,577,600  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   5,127,700 25,449,900
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   101,212,600  
  Employee benefits   7,635,500  
  Subtotal   108,848,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   108,847,100 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     25,450,900
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,389,100
  Employee benefits     639,900
  Transportation and communication     33,800
  Services     209,500
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     7,327,300
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     5,463,300
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     30,915,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
304-4 Legal Services      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     16,700
  Total Capital Expense for Legal Services Program     17,700
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
304-5 Legal Services      
  Information technology hardware     148,500
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     148,500
  Total Capital Assets for Legal Services Program     148,500