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This program provides the services required by the Lieutenant Governor in performing his constitutional, representational and community duties. In his constitutional role, the Lieutenant Governor represents the Queen, appoints the Premier based on majority support, swears-in the Executive Council, outlines the Government's plans in the Speech from the Throne, provides the Royal Assent needed for bills to become law, approves orders-in-council and appointments recommended by Cabinet, and prorogues or dissolves each session of Parliament. In his community role, the Lieutenant Governor represents the people of Ontario and acts as the Province's official host, welcoming world leaders and diplomats. He annually hosts or attends hundreds of community events throughout Ontario. He promotes themes or issues associated with accessibility for people with visible and invisible disabilities, while also enhancing literacy opportunities for Aboriginal youth. He presents honours and awards to outstanding Ontarians and, on request, sends messages for special celebrations and congratulations for birthdays of 90 years and over, and for wedding anniversaries of 50 years and over.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Office of the Lieutenant Governor 1,359,100 1,360,000 (900) 1,215,543
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,359,100 1,360,000 (900) 1,215,543
  Total Operating Expense 1,359,100 1,360,000 (900) 1,215,543



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1701-1 Office of the Lieutenant Governor      
  Salaries and wages     722,600
  Employee benefits     84,000
  Transportation and communication     92,100
  Services     267,100
  Supplies and equipment     37,500
  Other transactions      
     Discretionary allowance     155,800
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,359,100
  Total Operating Expense for Office of the Lieutenant Governor Program     1,359,100