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This program helps build a more prosperous Northern Ontario and strong, vibrant and sustainable northern communities. The Ministry leads a range of targeted initiatives aimed at stimulating economic growth, promoting trade and investment, creating jobs, improving infrastructure and providing a better quality of life for northerners. These include enhanced programs of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation including the new Entrepreneur Program and the GO North Investor Program. The Ministry co-leads the development and implementation of the government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, coordinates provincial economic development initiatives in the North, and markets Northern Ontario's strengths and opportunities to the world. Strategic investments in infrastructure such as the Northern Highways Program and telecommunications and information technology are improving the North's linkages to the rest of Ontario, Canada and beyond.

The program's network of offices provides northerners with access to government economic development programs and services. By engaging northerners in government initiatives including policy and planning activities, this program also ensures northerners have a say in the development of government programs and services that affect them.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Northern Economic Development 206,101,800 74,969,200 131,132,600 73,845,153
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 206,101,800 74,969,200 131,132,600 73,845,153
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 12,501,000 1,000 12,500,000 1,120,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 12,501,000 1,000 12,500,000 1,120,000
  Total Operating Expense 218,602,800 74,970,200 143,632,600 74,965,153
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Northern Development Operating Assets 25,401,000 1,000 25,400,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 25,401,000 1,000 25,400,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 25,401,000 1,000 25,400,000 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Northern Economic Development 98,307,000 92,298,000 6,009,000 78,133,495
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 98,307,000 92,298,000 6,009,000 78,133,495
Statutory Amortization - The Financial Administration Act 184,053,500 175,845,100 8,208,400 160,100,000
  Total Statutory Appropriations 184,053,500 175,845,100 8,208,400 160,100,000
  Total Capital Expense 282,360,500 268,143,100 14,217,400 238,233,495
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Northern Development Capital Assets 810,173,800 648,370,000 161,803,800 510,384,872
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 810,173,800 648,370,000 161,803,800 510,384,872
  Total Capital Assets 810,173,800 648,370,000 161,803,800 510,384,872



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2202-1 Northern Economic Development      
  Salaries and wages     9,502,600
  Employee benefits     1,252,000
  Transportation and communication     993,200
  Services     119,886,900
  Supplies and equipment     412,800
  Transfer payments      
     Community Services   625,000  
     Economic Development   21,610,000  
     Summer Jobs Service   3,360,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   21,200,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   800,000  
     GO North Investor Program   500,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   34,500,000  
     Northern Ontario Municipal Associations   100,000  
     Small Business Enterprise Centres   450,000 83,145,000
  Subtotal     215,192,500
  Less: Recoveries     9,090,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     206,101,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     12,501,000
  Total Operating Expense for Northern Development Program     218,602,800
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2202-3 Northern Development Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Loans and Investments     25,400,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     25,401,000
  Total Operating Assets for Northern Development Program     25,401,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2202-2 Northern Economic Development      
  Services     12,551,000
  Transfer payments      
     Winter Roads   4,500,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   21,625,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   1,280,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   55,500,000 82,905,000
  Other transactions      
     Other - Resource Access Roads     2,851,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     98,307,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization - The Financial Administration Act     184,053,500
  Total Capital Expense for Northern Development Program     282,360,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2202-4 Northern Development Capital Assets      
  Transportation infrastructure     810,143,800
  Land and marine fleet     30,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     810,173,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Northern Highway Assets      
  Transportation infrastructure   810,143,800 810,143,800
  Fleet Assets      
  Land and marine fleet   30,000 30,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     810,173,800
  Total Capital Assets for Northern Development Program     810,173,800