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The strategy carried out under this vote focuses on providing innovative, comprehensive and evidence-based policy development and advice. Policy Development includes the ministry's food safety, animal health, environmental and economic development policy analysis and strategic policy/planning. This strategy also includes legislation and program development, managing funding for farm business risk management programs and the ministry's governance and accountability responsibilities with Agricorp.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2010-11

Estimates
2009-10

Difference
Between
2010-11
and
2009-10

Actual
2008-09

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy Development 14,618,500 14,253,600 364,900 14,005,956
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 14,618,500 14,253,600 364,900 14,005,956
  Total Operating Expense 14,618,500 14,253,600 364,900 14,005,956



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
109-1 Policy Development      
  Salaries and wages     10,175,400
  Employee benefits     1,415,400
  Transportation and communication     586,800
  Services     2,323,000
  Supplies and equipment     147,900
  Subtotal     14,648,500
  Less: Recoveries     30,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     14,618,500
  Total Operating Expense for Policy Development     14,618,500