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LEGAL SERVICES PROGRAM - VOTE 304

This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by ensuring that the administration of public affairs is in accordance with the law, through the provision of expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. This program conducts all litigation for and against the Crown in respect of any subject within the authority or jurisdiction of the Legislature.

This program includes the work of the Office of Legislative Counsel which is responsible for legislative drafting in English and French. This includes drafting bills for the Government and members of the Legislative Assembly and drafting regulations. The Office also provides related legal advice and editing and publishing services, including providing the content for the e-Laws website.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Services 27,082,800 47,579,200 (20,496,400) 26,592,914
3 Legislative Counsel Services 6,019,800 5,695,200 324,600 6,404,751
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 33,102,600 53,274,400 (20,171,800) 32,997,665
Statutory The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 51,105,511
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 51,105,511
  Total Operating Expense 33,103,600 53,275,400 (20,171,800) 84,103,176
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Law Society Fee Prepayment 195,700 - 195,700 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 195,700 - 195,700 -
  Total Operating Assets 195,700 - 195,700 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Legal Services 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 10,900 63,500 (52,600) 9,266
  Total Statutory Appropriations 10,900 63,500 (52,600) 9,266
  Total Capital Expense 11,900 64,500 (52,600) 9,266
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
- Legal Services - - - 9,163
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED - - - 9,163
  Total Capital Assets - - - 9,163



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-2 Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages     124,553,900
  Employee benefits     10,429,300
  Transportation and communication     154,000
  Services     2,708,300
  Supplies and equipment     293,900
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   1,817,300  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   1,000  
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   1,050,000 2,868,300
  Subtotal     141,007,700
  Less: Recoveries     113,924,900
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     27,082,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
  Salaries and wages   23,475,900  
  Employee benefits   2,803,200  
  Transportation and communication   154,000  
  Services   2,708,300  
  Supplies and equipment   293,900  
  Transfer payments      
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 1,817,300    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 1,000    
     Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 1,050,000 2,868,300  
  Subtotal   32,303,600  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   5,221,800 27,081,800
  Seconded Legal Services      
  Salaries and wages   101,078,000  
  Employee benefits   7,626,100  
  Subtotal   108,704,100  
  Less: Recoveries from other ministries and activities   108,703,100 1,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     27,082,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
  Salaries and wages     6,641,800
  Employee benefits     670,800
  Transportation and communication     48,800
  Services     442,400
  Supplies and equipment     80,000
  Subtotal     7,883,800
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     6,019,800
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     33,103,600
  OPERATING ASSETS      
304-6 Law Society Fee Prepayment      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     195,700
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     195,700
  Total Operating Assets for Legal Services Program     195,700
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
304-4 Legal Services      
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     10,900
  Total Capital Expense for Legal Services Program     11,900