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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, strategic policy/planning and intergovernmental relations and trade. This strategy also includes legislation and program development, and managing funding for farm business risk management programs and the ministry’s governance and accountability responsibilities with Agricorp.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2011-12

Estimates
2010-11

Difference
Between
2011-12
and
2010-11

Actual
2009-10

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy Development 16,370,100 14,618,500 1,751,600 13,889,770
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 16,370,100 14,618,500 1,751,600 13,889,770
  Total Operating Expense 16,370,100 14,618,500 1,751,600 13,889,770



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     10,627,300
  Employee benefits     1,517,700
  Transportation and communication     554,400
  Services     3,520,400
  Supplies and equipment     150,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     16,370,100
  Total Operating Expense for Policy Development     16,370,100