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This program undertakes policy development to promote a long-term, economically viable and environmentally sustainable Ontario forest industry. Efforts to respond to unprecedented challenges faced by the forest industry, associated social and economic impacts and enhancing the competitiveness of Ontario's forest industry sector will continue to be prominent in 2010-11.

The program is also responsible for leading the endeavour to improve the design of Ontario’s Crown forest tenure and pricing system.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Forestry Program 161,196,600 170,100,000 (8,903,400) 128,911,223
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 161,196,600 170,100,000 (8,903,400) 128,911,223
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 8,000,000 5,000,000 3,000,000 30,014,247
  Total Statutory Appropriations 8,000,000 5,000,000 3,000,000 30,014,247
  Total Operating Expense 169,196,600 175,100,000 (5,903,400) 158,925,470
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Forestry Program 1,000 - 1,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 - 1,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 - 1,000 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Forestry Program 156,000 - 156,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 156,000 - 156,000 -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 6,100 - 6,100 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 6,100 - 6,100 -
  Total Capital Expense 162,100 - 162,100 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Forestry Program 169,000 - 169,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 169,000 - 169,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 169,000 - 169,000 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2204-1 Forestry Program      
  Salaries and wages     8,279,500
  Employee benefits     1,152,100
  Services     84,519,800
  Transfer payments      
     Forest Sector Prosperity Fund   43,618,200  
     Northern Pulp and Paper Mills Electricity Transition Program   23,497,000  
     Ontario Wood Promotion Program   800,000 67,915,200
  Subtotal     161,866,600
  Less: Recoveries     670,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     161,196,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     8,000,000
  Total Operating Expense for Forestry Program     169,196,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2204-2 Forestry Program      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Forestry Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2204-3 Forestry Program      
  Services     155,000
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     156,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     6,100
  Total Capital Expense for Forestry Program     162,100
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2204-4 Forestry Program      
  Land and marine fleet     169,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     169,000
  Total Capital Assets for Forestry Program     169,000