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The Culture Program promotes and supports the arts and cultural industries, protects Ontario's heritage, advances the public library system and supports cultural agencies in order to maximize their contribution to Ontario's social, cultural and economic well-being. The Ministry provides support and advice to municipalities, First Nations, municipal heritage committees and others involved in heritage conservation and protection or cultural planning.

Through strategic investments in cultural industries in the entertainment and creative cluster, the Ministry supports innovation, encourages high-skill job creation and contributes to strengthening Ontario’s competitive advantage in the knowledge-based economy.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Culture 241,967,200 250,924,400 (8,957,200) 246,647,842
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 241,967,200 250,924,400 (8,957,200) 246,647,842
  Total Operating Expense 241,967,200 250,924,400 (8,957,200) 246,647,842
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3 Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Expense 2,000 2,000 - -
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2 Culture Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
3805-1 Culture      
  Salaries and wages     10,482,100
  Employee benefits     950,700
  Transportation and communication     430,600
  Services     3,123,100
  Supplies and equipment     379,400
  Transfer payments      
     Arts Sector Support   14,620,800  
     Heritage Sector Support   8,320,100  
     Libraries Sector Support   25,969,100  
     Cultural Agencies Support   2,048,500  
     Art Gallery of Ontario   20,970,700  
     McMichael Canadian Collection   3,109,400  
     Ontario Arts Council   59,937,400  
     Ontario Media Development Corporation   23,950,300  
     Ontario Heritage Trust   4,075,000  
     Ontario Science Centre   19,189,300  
     Royal Botanical Gardens   3,760,500  
     Royal Ontario Museum   27,242,600  
     Science North   6,708,500  
     Southern Ontario Library Service   2,694,600  
     Ontario Library Service North   1,505,500  
     Cultural Community Support   2,500,000 226,602,300
  Subtotal     241,968,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     241,967,200
  Total Operating Expense for Culture Program     241,967,200
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
3805-3 Culture Program      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Culture Program     2,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
3805-2 Culture Program      
  Land and marine fleet     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Culture Program     1,000