MAIN HEADING: POLICY, JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES PROGRAM - VOTE 303

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This program is responsible for the Attorney General’s policy and legislative agenda, and provides strategic and legal policy advice, oversees policy initiatives, and provides support and expertise to other divisions within the Ministry. Other responsibilities include the administration of public inquiries and the Ministry’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations.

Under this program the Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals Division liaises with and manages the Ministry’s relationships with adjudicative tribunals including the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (includes Assessment Review Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Board of Negotiation), the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (includes Landlord and Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Social Benefits Tribunal, Custody Review Board, Child and Family Services Review Board, Special Education Tribunal - English and Special Education Tribunal - French) and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Under this program the Agency Relations Division manages the accountability relationship between agencies and programs including: the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, the Special Investigations Unit, Legal Aid Ontario and the Bail Verification and Supervision Program.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Aid Ontario 347,549,100 332,569,100 14,980,000 320,349,800
4 Agency Relations 63,792,300 67,686,100 (3,893,800) 66,780,407
7 Social Justice Tribunals 48,824,100 47,460,500 1,363,600 48,312,579
8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals 7,032,700 6,755,800 276,900 6,738,898
9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 32,044,200 36,854,600 (4,810,400) 25,403,365
10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario 18,612,900 18,636,300 (23,400) 18,277,571
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 517,855,300 509,962,400 7,892,900 485,862,620
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 517,856,300 509,963,400 7,892,900 485,862,620
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 411,200 341,200 70,000 71,996
  Total Statutory Appropriations 411,200 341,200 70,000 71,996
  Total Capital Expense 412,200 342,200 70,000 71,996
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 250,000 397,000 (147,000) 711,630
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 250,000 397,000 (147,000) 711,630
  Total Capital Assets 250,000 397,000 (147,000) 711,630


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
303-2 Legal Aid Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Client Services   282,920,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Administration   27,348,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Community Legal Clinics   37,280,900 347,549,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     347,549,100
303-4 Agency Relations      
  Salaries and wages     67,828,000
  Employee benefits     11,005,900
  Transportation and communication     2,864,000
  Services     17,747,300
  Supplies and equipment     2,510,400
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900  
     Victims of Abuse   1,000  
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 11,575,100
  Subtotal     113,530,700
  Less: Recoveries     49,738,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     63,792,300
  Sub-Items:      
  Agency Relations/Program Management      
  Salaries and wages   435,000  
  Employee benefits   48,000  
  Transportation and communication   3,000  
  Services   11,000  
  Supplies and equipment   3,000 500,000
  Bail Verification and Supervision      
  Salaries and wages   66,900  
  Employee benefits   9,500  
  Transportation and communication   2,200  
  Services   23,900  
  Supplies and equipment   2,200  
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,237,900 6,342,600
  Victims of Abuse      
  Transfer payments      
     Victims of Abuse   1,000 1,000
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   4,776,700  
  Employee benefits   351,100  
  Transportation and communication   224,300  
  Services   433,400  
  Supplies and equipment   31,300 5,816,800
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 5,336,200
  Office of the Independent Police Review Director      
  Salaries and wages   3,973,200  
  Employee benefits   399,100  
  Transportation and communication   295,300  
  Services   2,225,600  
  Supplies and equipment   574,100 7,467,300
  Special Investigations Unit      
  Salaries and wages   5,940,000  
  Employee benefits   861,400  
  Transportation and communication   215,000  
  Services   289,900  
  Supplies and equipment   278,400 7,584,700
  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   52,636,200  
  Employee benefits   9,336,800  
  Transportation and communication   2,124,200  
  Services   14,763,500  
  Supplies and equipment   1,621,400  
  Subtotal   80,482,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   49,738,400 30,743,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     63,792,300
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
303-7 Social Justice Tribunals      
  Salaries and wages     32,324,500
  Employee benefits     4,016,400
  Transportation and communication     2,440,300
  Services     9,089,800
  Supplies and equipment     953,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     48,824,100
303-8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals      
  Salaries and wages     6,114,000
  Employee benefits     674,200
  Transportation and communication     46,200
  Services     156,600
  Supplies and equipment     40,700
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,032,700
  Sub-Items:      
  Policy      
  Salaries and wages   6,114,000  
  Employee benefits   674,200  
  Transportation and communication   46,200  
  Services   154,600  
  Supplies and equipment   40,700 7,029,700
  Public Inquiries      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,032,700
303-9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board      
  Salaries and wages     2,853,300
  Employee benefits     366,300
  Transportation and communication     169,400
  Services     379,000
  Supplies and equipment     159,500
  Transfer payments      
     Compensation to Victims of Crime     28,116,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     32,044,200
303-10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     12,632,200
  Employee benefits     1,455,500
  Transportation and communication     1,297,200
  Services     2,942,100
  Supplies and equipment     285,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     18,612,900
  Total Operating Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     517,856,300
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
303-5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     411,200
  Total Capital Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     412,200
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
303-6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Information technology hardware     250,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     250,000
  Total Capital Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     250,000