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A number of agencies, boards and commissions associated with MGS provide oversight to ensure effective governance, accountability, and relationship management: The Licence Appeal Tribunal hears appeals about compensation claims and licensing activities regulated under various ministries' statutes. The Advertising Review Board is designated as a mandatory central service for the procurement of advertising, public and media relations, and creative communications services for the OPS. This helps ensure ministries and government agencies acquire these services in a manner that is fair, open, transparent and accessible to qualified suppliers. The Conflict of Interest Commissioner has responsibility for certain conflict of interest and political activity matters as they apply to employees of ministries and public bodies as well as to individuals appointed to public bodies. The Commissioner handles requests for advice or rulings from deputy ministers, chairs of public bodies, and other designated individuals on specific conflict of interest or political activity matters.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Licence Appeal Tribunal 3,269,600 3,299,000 (29,400) 2,918,206
4 Advertising Review Board 1,226,600 1,245,800 (19,200) 978,896
5 Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner 1,074,800 1,031,600 43,200 873,835
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 5,571,000 5,576,400 (5,400) 4,770,937
  Total Operating Expense 5,571,000 5,576,400 (5,400) 4,770,937



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
1812-2 Licence Appeal Tribunal      
  Salaries and wages     773,500
  Employee benefits     117,700
  Transportation and communication     94,200
  Services     2,685,600
  Supplies and equipment     35,900
  Subtotal     3,706,900
  Less: Recoveries     437,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     3,269,600
1812-4 Advertising Review Board      
  Salaries and wages     226,200
  Employee benefits     25,100
  Transportation and communication     6,000
  Services     950,200
  Supplies and equipment     19,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,226,600
1812-5 Office of the Conflict of Interest Commissioner      
  Salaries and wages     695,000
  Employee benefits     55,000
  Transportation and communication     24,000
  Services     290,800
  Supplies and equipment     10,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     1,074,800
  Total Operating Expense for Agencies, Boards, Commissions and Tribunals     5,571,000