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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 work of the Office of Legislative Counsel which is responsible for legislative drafting in English and French. This includes drafting bills for the Government and members of the Legislative Assembly and drafting regulations. The Office also provides related legal advice and editing and publishing services, including providing the content for the e-Laws website.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Services 47,579,200 27,588,300 19,990,900 24,178,969
3 Legislative Counsel Services 5,695,200 5,552,200 143,000 5,484,910
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 53,274,400 33,140,500 20,133,900 29,663,879
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 26,010,600
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 26,010,600
  Total Operating Expense 53,275,400 33,141,500 20,133,900 55,674,479
  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 63,500 47,500 16,000 4,696
  Total Statutory Appropriations 63,500 47,500 16,000 4,696
  Total Capital Expense 64,500 48,500 16,000 4,696
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
- Legal Services - 161,000 (161,000) 34,665
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED - 161,000 (161,000) 34,665
  Total Capital Assets - 161,000 (161,000) 34,665


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     124,756,100
  Employee benefits     10,450,500
  Transportation and communication     154,000
  Services     2,160,300
  Supplies and equipment     293,900
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   22,588,300  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   1,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   1,100,000 23,689,300
  Subtotal     161,504,100
  Less: Recoveries     113,924,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     47,579,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   23,678,100  
  Employee benefits   2,824,400  
  Transportation and communication   154,000  
  Services   2,160,300  
  Supplies and equipment   293,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 22,588,300    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 1,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 1,100,000 23,689,300  
  Subtotal   52,800,000  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   5,221,800 47,578,200
  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     47,579,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,590,100
  Employee benefits     664,700
  Transportation and communication     33,800
  Services     215,600
  Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     7,559,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     5,695,200
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     53,275,400
  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     63,500
  Total Capital Expense for Legal Services Program     64,500