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Ministry of Consumer Services - THE ESTIMATES, 2013-14 - Summary

The ministry’s mandate covers three main areas: educating and protecting consumers; furthering public safety; and ensuring compliance with Ontario’s consumer-protection legislation. MCS uses a wide range of tools and techniques to make consumers aware of their rights, and develops policy and legislation to ensure Ontario’s marketplace is a fair and informed one. The ministry is also responsible for developing policy and maintaining oversight in the areas of technical and electrical safety. And MCS helps Ontarians resolve consumer issues by investigating complaints, making sure businesses are aware of their responsibilities to consumers under the law, and enforcing consumer protection laws. MCS fulfills this mandate directly, and in partnership with its eight administrative authorities.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
3101   Consumer Services Program 23,895,500 20,360,000 3,535,500 19,260,924
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 23,895,500 20,360,000 3,535,500 19,260,924
Statutory Appropriations 66,014 66,014 - 65,968
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 23,961,514 20,426,014 3,535,500 19,326,892
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3101   Consumer Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
3101   Consumer Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 2,000 2,000 - -
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
3101   Consumer Services Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 23,963,514 20,428,014 3,535,500 19,326,892