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Ministry of the Attorney General - THE ESTIMATES, 2013-14 - Summary

The Ministry of the Attorney General is responsible for the administration and delivery of justice services to all communities in Ontario. The Ministry co-ordinates the administration of criminal, civil, family and small claims court services, operating a network of more than 250 court offices (located in 171 courthouses throughout Ontario) and providing courtroom and judicial support services. The Ministry prosecutes matters under the federal Criminal Code of Canada, the Youth Criminal Justice Act, and provincial statutes. The Ministry is building integrated and enhanced services to victims of crime by providing a range of victim services such as the Victim/Witness Assistance Program. Other programs provided by the Ministry include the services of the Office of the Public Guardian and Trustee, the Office of the Children's Lawyer and Supervised Access. In addition, the Ministry provides expert legal services to government ministries, agencies, boards and commissions, including advice to the government on constitutional questions and civil litigation conducted on behalf of the Crown. Agencies, boards and commissions that are overseen by the Ministry include the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board, the Office for Victims of Crime, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Environment and Land Tribunals of Ontario, the Social Justice Tribunals of Ontario, the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission and the Human Rights Legal Support Centre. The Ministry also funds Legal Aid Ontario and administers the Special Investigations Unit and the Office of the Independent Police Review Director.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 200,191,300 178,491,800 21,699,500 166,541,773
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 267,327,500 264,935,500 2,392,000 255,921,605
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 536,030,600 525,718,200 10,312,400 512,514,491
304   Legal Services Program 33,102,600 53,274,400 (20,171,800) 32,997,665
305   Court Services Program 425,134,800 425,283,600 (148,800) 412,397,581
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program 174,712,900 174,335,200 377,700 163,464,694
307   Political Contribution Tax Credit 6,174,900 6,783,000 (608,100) 9,194,023
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,642,674,600 1,628,821,700 13,852,900 1,553,031,832
Statutory Appropriations 4,768,014 4,768,014 - 56,998,110
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 1,647,442,614 1,633,589,714 13,852,900 1,610,029,942
   Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 36,241,900 36,890,400 (648,500) 34,901,498
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 1,683,684,514 1,670,480,114 13,204,400 1,644,931,440
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
301   Ministry Administration Program 8,600 - 8,600 -
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 1,427,300 - 1,427,300 -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 71,900 - 71,900 -
304   Legal Services Program 195,700 - 195,700 -
305   Court Services Program 83,500 - 83,500 -
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program 87,800 - 87,800 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,874,800 - 1,874,800 -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 1,874,800 - 1,874,800 -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
301   Ministry Administration Program 31,106,800 31,501,000 (394,200) 31,436,773
302   Prosecuting Crime Program 1,000 1,000 - -
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 1,000 1,000 - -
304   Legal Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
305   Court Services Program 32,087,600 33,444,900 (1,357,300) 25,938,465
306   Victims and Vulnerable Persons Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 63,198,400 64,949,900 (1,751,500) 57,375,238
Statutory Appropriations 1,938,100 1,138,300 799,800 320,641
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 65,136,500 66,088,200 (951,700) 57,695,879
   Consolidation Adjustment - Legal Aid Ontario 2,500,000 2,100,000 400,000 2,160,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 67,636,500 68,188,200 (551,700) 59,855,879
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
303   Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program 4,376,500 250,000 4,126,500 289,245
304   Legal Services Program - - - 9,163
305   Court Services Program 138,559,000 282,605,900 (144,046,900) 266,000,000
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 142,935,500 282,855,900 (139,920,400) 266,298,408
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 142,935,500 282,855,900 (139,920,400) 266,298,408
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 1,751,321,014 1,738,668,314 12,652,700 1,704,787,319

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