This program helps build a strong, sustainable provincial mineral sector contributing to the prosperity of all of Ontario. Province-wide geological mapping, online access to geoscience information, international marketing, and expert geological advisory services in field offices across the province create a competitive advantage for Ontario - helping a global exploration industry assess Ontario's mineral potential and attract investment, exploration and mineral development to Ontario. This program's knowledge about Ontario's geological, mineral, groundwater and energy resource endowment helps to support land-use planning initiatives and other government priorities such as source water protection efforts, and identification of new industrial and energy development opportunities.
This program area also administers the Ontario Mining Act to ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario's mineral resources. This involves ensuring equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands, and safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands through a modernized Mining Act and related regulations and policies.
This program administers the Ontario Diamond Royalty Regulation, values rough stones for export and works with industry partners to pursue value-added opportunities throughout the diamond industry.
The program area has responsibility for developing new, collaborative Aboriginal mineral development engagement and consultation processes and working with communities to build relationships and foster sustainable socio-economic and mineral development.
This program provides support for policy and program development and implementation on a range of issues and opportunities with respect to development in the area known as the Ring of Fire. A dedicated Secretariat works with all parties involved, consulting with Northerners, Aboriginal people, and the mining community to encourage responsible, sustainable development.
|1||Mineral Sector Competitiveness||54,569,700||60,134,300||(5,564,600)||49,664,778|
|TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||54,569,700||60,134,300||(5,564,600)||49,664,778|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||401,000||401,000||-||1,313,874|
|Total Statutory Appropriations||401,000||401,000||-||1,313,874|
|Total Operating Expense||54,970,700||60,535,300||(5,564,600)||50,978,652|
|3||Mines and Minerals Operating Assets||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|Total Operating Assets||1,000||1,000||-||-|
|2||Mineral Sector Competitiveness||5,001,000||5,001,000||-||15,776,471|
|TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED||5,001,000||5,001,000||-||15,776,471|
|Statutory||Amortization, the Financial Administration Act||101,900||84,000||17,900||48,796|
|Total Statutory Appropriations||101,900||84,000||17,900||48,796|
|Total Capital Expense||5,102,900||5,085,000||17,900||15,825,267|
|4||Mines and Minerals Capital Assets||126,000||224,000||(98,000)||23,901|
|TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED||126,000||224,000||(98,000)||23,901|
|Total Capital Assets||126,000||224,000||(98,000)||23,901|
|STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS|
|2203-1||Mineral Sector Competitiveness|
|Salaries and wages||20,767,300|
|Transportation and communication||2,301,500|
|Supplies and equipment||2,577,200|
|Mapping Ontario's Geological Opportunities||100,000|
|Reporting Ontario's Mining Activities||85,000|
|Focussed Flow-through Share Tax Credit*||11,492,600||11,677,600|
|Total Operating Expense to be Voted||54,569,700|
|Statutory||Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act||401,000|
|Total Operating Expense for Mines and Minerals Program||54,970,700|
|2203-3||Mines and Minerals Operating Assets|
|Deposits and prepaid expenses||1,000|
|Total Operating Assets to be Voted||1,000|
|Total Operating Assets for Mines and Minerals Program||1,000|
|2203-2||Mineral Sector Competitiveness|
|Transportation and communication||50,000|
|Supplies and equipment||1,075,000|
|Total Capital Expense to be Voted||5,001,000|
|Statutory||Amortization, the Financial Administration Act||101,900|
|Total Capital Expense for Mines and Minerals Program||5,102,900|
|2203-4||Mines and Minerals Capital Assets|
|Land and marine fleet||126,000|
|Total Capital Assets to be Voted||126,000|
|Total Capital Assets for Mines and Minerals Program||126,000|
* Subject to the enactment of the Schedule 66 of the proposed Strong Action for Ontario Act (Budget Measures), 2012.