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This strategy includes legislative and/or regulatory functions relating to food inspection and compliance, animal health, land use planning and nutrient management. This strategy also includes non-regulatory programs in food safety, traceability, animal health and welfare, nutrient management and environment. The ministry uses a full suite of tools to manage risks and encourage industry adoption of best management practices.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2012-13

Estimates
2011-12

Difference
Between
2012-13
and
2011-12

Actual
2010-11

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Better Public Health and Environment 85,612,700 94,037,300 (8,424,600) 77,340,796
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 85,612,700 94,037,300 (8,424,600) 77,340,796
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 10,000 10,000 - -
  Total Statutory Appropriations 10,000 10,000 - -
  Total Operating Expense 85,622,700 94,047,300 (8,424,600) 77,340,796
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2 Better Public Health and Environment 500,000 500,000 - 61,600
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 500,000 500,000 - 61,600
Statutory Tile Drainage Debentures, the Tile Drainage Act 11,800,000 11,800,000 - 5,547,200
  Total Statutory Appropriations 11,800,000 11,800,000 - 5,547,200
  Total Operating Assets 12,300,000 12,300,000 - 5,608,800


Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
107-1 Better Public Health and Environment      
  Salaries and wages     31,837,900
  Employee benefits     4,558,100
  Transportation and communication     2,522,300
  Services     12,573,900
  Supplies and equipment     1,351,200
  Transfer payments      
     Agricultural Drainage Infrastructure Program   6,667,000  
     Agri-Environmental Standards Research   250,000  
     AgriFlexibility - Federal - Better Public Health and Environment   7,000,000  
     AgriFlexibility - Provincial - Better Public Health and Environment   1,300,000  
     Animal Health Compensation Program   1,000  
     Environment Partnerships   570,000  
     Food Safety and Traceability Partnerships   250,000  
     Growing Forward - Federal - Better Public Health and Environment   17,043,300  
     Lake Simcoe Agri-Environmental Partnerships   1,354,000  
     Other Assistance for Public Health   215,000 34,650,300
  Subtotal     87,493,700
  Less: Recoveries     1,881,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     85,612,700
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     10,000
  Total Operating Expense for Better Public Health and Environment     85,622,700
  OPERATING ASSETS      
107-2 Better Public Health and Environment      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     300,000
  Loans and Investments      
     Tile Drainage Loans in Unorganized Territories     200,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     500,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Loans and Investments      
Statutory    Tile Drainage Debentures, the Tile Drainage Act     11,800,000
  Total Operating Assets for Better Public Health and Environment     12,300,000