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POLICY, JUSTICE PROGRAMS AND AGENCIES PROGRAM - VOTE 303

Under this program the Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals Division is responsible for the Attorney General's policy and legislative agenda, and provides strategic and legal policy advice, oversees policy initiatives, and provides support and expertise to other divisions within the Ministry. Other responsibilities include the administration of public inquiries and the Ministry's Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations.

The Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals Division also liaises with and manages the Ministry's relationships with adjudicative tribunals. The following are the adjudicative tribunals, the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (includes Assessment Review Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Board of Negotiation), the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (includes Landlord and Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Social Benefits Tribunal, Custody Review Board, Child and Family Services Review Board, Special Education Tribunal - English and Special Education Tribunal - French), the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (includes Licence Appeal Tribunal, Animal Care Review Board, Fire Safety Commission, Ontario Civilian Police Commission, Ontario Parole Board), and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

The Agency Relations Division manages the accountability relationship between non-adjudicative agencies and programs including: the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, the Special Investigations Unit, Legal Aid Ontario and the Bail Verification and Supervision Program.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Aid Ontario 354,549,100 347,549,100 7,000,000 335,708,500
4 Agency Relations 59,772,800 63,726,900 (3,954,100) 67,143,482
7 Social Justice Tribunals 46,812,800 48,824,100 (2,011,300) 47,989,322
8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals 17,375,200 7,032,700 10,342,500 7,229,501
9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 32,099,500 31,976,600 122,900 30,068,857
10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario 18,031,100 18,234,700 (203,600) 17,396,003
11 Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario 7,390,100 8,374,100 (984,000) 6,978,826
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 536,030,600 525,718,200 10,312,400 512,514,491
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Hearings under the Police Services Act 1,000 1,000 - 107,479
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,000 2,000 - 107,479
  Total Operating Expense 536,032,600 525,720,200 10,312,400 512,621,970
  OPERATING ASSETS        
12 Law Society Fee Prepayment 71,900 - 71,900 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 71,900 - 71,900 -
  Total Operating Assets 71,900 - 71,900 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 816,800 411,200 405,600 235,212
  Total Statutory Appropriations 816,800 411,200 405,600 235,212
  Total Capital Expense 817,800 412,200 405,600 235,212
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 4,376,500 250,000 4,126,500 289,245
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 4,376,500 250,000 4,126,500 289,245
  Total Capital Assets 4,376,500 250,000 4,126,500 289,245



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
303-2 Legal Aid Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Client Services   282,920,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Administration   24,348,100  
     Legal Aid Fund Community Legal Clinics   47,280,900 354,549,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     354,549,100
303-4 Agency Relations      
  Salaries and wages     70,371,400
  Employee benefits     11,447,800
  Transportation and communication     2,898,900
  Services     27,550,000
  Supplies and equipment     2,481,700
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,260,800  
     Victims of Abuse   1,000  
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 11,598,000
  Subtotal     126,347,800
  Less: Recoveries     66,575,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     59,772,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Agency Relations/Program Management      
  Salaries and wages   1,058,600  
  Employee benefits   141,900  
  Transportation and communication   2,200  
  Services   1,000  
  Supplies and equipment   2,200 1,205,900
  Bail Verification and Supervision      
  Transfer payments      
     Bail Verification and Supervision   6,260,800 6,260,800
  Victims of Abuse      
  Transfer payments      
     Victims of Abuse   1,000 1,000
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
  Salaries and wages   4,816,000  
  Employee benefits   356,200  
  Transportation and communication   224,300  
  Services   402,600  
  Supplies and equipment   31,300 5,830,400
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
  Transfer payments      
     Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 5,336,200
  Office of the Independent Police Review Director      
  Salaries and wages   4,376,300  
  Employee benefits   448,000  
  Transportation and communication   295,300  
  Services   1,644,900  
  Supplies and equipment   574,100 7,338,600
  Special Investigations Unit      
  Salaries and wages   5,984,700  
  Employee benefits   866,900  
  Transportation and communication   215,000  
  Services   271,300  
  Supplies and equipment   278,400 7,616,300
  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
  Salaries and wages   54,135,800  
  Employee benefits   9,634,800  
  Transportation and communication   2,162,100  
  Services   25,230,200  
  Supplies and equipment   1,595,700  
  Subtotal   92,758,600  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   66,575,000 26,183,600
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     59,772,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
303-7 Social Justice Tribunals      
  Salaries and wages     31,280,600
  Employee benefits     3,905,700
  Transportation and communication     2,440,300
  Services     8,233,100
  Supplies and equipment     953,100
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     46,812,800
303-8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals      
  Salaries and wages     5,271,000
  Employee benefits     531,300
  Transportation and communication     46,200
  Services     11,485,000
  Supplies and equipment     40,700
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario     1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     17,375,200
  Sub-Items:      
  Policy      
  Salaries and wages   4,925,500  
  Employee benefits   523,200  
  Transportation and communication   46,200  
  Services   106,000  
  Supplies and equipment   40,700 5,641,600
  Public Inquiries      
  Salaries and wages   345,500  
  Employee benefits   8,100  
  Services   11,378,000 11,731,600
  Law Commission of Ontario      
  Transfer payments      
     Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Royal Commissions      
  Services   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     17,375,200
303-9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board      
  Salaries and wages     2,972,100
  Employee benefits     379,700
  Transportation and communication     169,400
  Services     1,302,100
  Supplies and equipment     159,500
  Transfer payments      
     Compensation to Victims of Crime     27,116,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     32,099,500
303-10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     12,192,300
  Employee benefits     1,410,000
  Transportation and communication     1,047,200
  Services     3,145,700
  Supplies and equipment     235,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     18,031,100
303-11 Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario      
  Salaries and wages     4,638,300
  Employee benefits     653,200
  Transportation and communication     496,900
  Services     1,956,300
  Supplies and equipment     82,700
  Subtotal     7,827,400
  Less: Recoveries     437,300
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     7,390,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Hearings under the Police Services Act     1,000
  Total Operating Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     536,032,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
303-12 Law Society Fee Prepayment      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     71,900
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     71,900
  Total Operating Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     71,900
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
303-5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     816,800
  Total Capital Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     817,800
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
303-6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
  Information technology hardware     76,500
  Business application software - asset costs     4,300,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     4,376,500
  Total Capital Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     4,376,500