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The objective of this program is to foster responsible and accountable local governments which have the tools to improve local service delivery, achieve financial sustainability, and respond to local disasters. The Ministry pursues this objective through development and implementation of legislation, policies, formal consultation mechanisms, partnerships and programs; monitoring municipal activity; providing advice, education and training and other activities to build consultative, co-operative relationships with municipalities and stakeholders; and encouraging greater consultation and partnerships among municipalities and aboriginal groups.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
4 Local Government 18,622,200 20,940,200 (2,318,000) 26,479,113
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 18,622,200 20,940,200 (2,318,000) 26,479,113
  Total Operating Expense 18,622,200 20,940,200 (2,318,000) 26,479,113
  OPERATING ASSETS        
- Special Assistance to Municipalities - Loans - 100,000 (100,000) -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 100,000 (100,000) -
Statutory Shoreline Property Assistance Program Loans, the Shoreline Property Assistance Act - 200,000 (200,000) 12,200
  Total Statutory Appropriations - 200,000 (200,000) 12,200
  Total Operating Assets - 300,000 (300,000) 12,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Local Government 2,000 2,000 - 8,722,924
8 Local Government, Expense related to Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 3,000 3,000 - 8,722,924
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 4,000 4,000 - 8,722,924
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
7 Local Government 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      
1902-4 Local Government      
  Salaries and wages     10,888,300
  Employee benefits     1,346,800
  Transportation and communication     395,500
  Services     4,115,800
  Supplies and equipment     206,600
  Transfer payments      
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Victims   1,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000  
     Payments under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   58,280,000  
     Taxes on Tenanted Provincial Properties under the Municipal Tax Assistance Act   9,181,000  
     Assistance to Moosonee   1,146,200  
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   521,000 69,130,200
  Subtotal     86,083,200
  Less: Recoveries     67,461,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     18,622,200
  Total Operating Expense for Local Government Program     18,622,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
1902-3 Local Government      
  Transfer payments      
     Special Assistance for Municipalities and Municipal Organizations   1,000  
     Disaster Relief Assistance to Municipalities   1,000 2,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     2,000
1902-8 Local Government, Expense related to Capital Assets      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Local Government Program     4,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
1902-7 Local Government      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Local Government Program     1,000