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This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by providing the government with expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. Timely and high quality legal advice and services are critical to the government’s ability to develop and deliver on its core businesses, policies, programs and services.

This program includes the Office of Legislative Counsel responsible for drafting all provincial bills and regulations in English and French, and providing legal advice on legislative matters to the Legislative Assembly and Cabinet. It also consolidates statutes and regulations.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Services 27,588,300 25,450,900 2,137,400 23,925,191
3 Legislative Counsel Services 5,552,200 5,463,300 88,900 4,721,283
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 33,140,500 30,914,200 2,226,300 28,646,474
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 23,306,365
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 23,306,365
  Total Operating Expense 33,141,500 30,915,200 2,226,300 51,952,839
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Legal Services 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 47,500 16,700 30,800 -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 47,500 16,700 30,800 -
  Total Capital Expense 48,500 17,700 30,800 -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
5 Legal Services 161,000 148,500 12,500 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 161,000 148,500 12,500 -
  Total Capital Assets 161,000 148,500 12,500 -



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     123,864,900
  Employee benefits     10,346,500
  Transportation and communication     154,000
  Services     3,108,900
  Supplies and equipment     293,900
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   651,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   1,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   3,093,000 3,745,000
  Subtotal     141,513,200
  Less: Recoveries     113,924,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     27,588,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   22,786,900  
  Employee benefits   2,720,400  
  Transportation and communication   154,000  
  Services   3,108,900  
  Supplies and equipment   293,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 651,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 1,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 3,093,000 3,745,000  
  Subtotal   32,809,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   5,221,800 27,587,300
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   101,078,000  
  Employee benefits   7,626,100  
  Subtotal   108,704,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   108,703,100 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     27,588,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,478,100
  Employee benefits     650,500
  Transportation and communication     33,800
  Services     198,800
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     7,416,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     5,552,200
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     33,141,500
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
304-4 Legal Services      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     47,500
  Total Capital Expense for Legal Services Program     48,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
304-5 Legal Services      
  Information technology hardware     161,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     161,000
  Total Capital Assets for Legal Services Program     161,000