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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2013-14 - Summary

As the regional ministry for Northern Ontario and the ministry responsible for the provincial minerals sector, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines strives to make Northern Ontario and the provincial minerals sector strong, healthy and prosperous.

The Ministry leads and coordinates government programs aimed at growing the Northern Ontario economy, building strong northern communities, promoting trade and investment, creating job opportunities and developing the North’s transportation and telecommunication infrastructure. Through the Ministry’s network of offices and strategic program and policy development, the Ministry ensures northern partners including municipalities, Aboriginal communities, northern organizations, industry and the northern public have access to government economic development programs and services and a voice in government decisions affecting the North.

As the sectoral ministry for the provincial minerals sector, the Ministry helps build a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by promoting investment and exploration, by providing information to global clients on Ontario’s wealth of mineral resources and through the fair, effective and efficient administration of Ontario’s Mining Act. The Ministry delivers geoscience information for all regions of the province in support of a range of provincial development, planning, environmental, energy, and climate change policy priorities. The Ministry also encourages and facilitates aboriginal participation in Ontario’s economy, administers Ontario’s diamond royalty and ensures safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

As the lead Ministry providing support for policy and program development and implementation on a range of issues and opportunities with respect to development in the area known as the Ring of Fire, the Ministry works with all parties involved, consulting Northerners, including Aboriginal people and the mining community, to encourage responsible, sustainable development.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 11,880,300 11,796,600 83,700 10,185,067
2202   Northern Development Program 192,297,400 238,861,400 (46,564,000) 257,097,679
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 57,395,400 53,435,000 3,960,400 50,648,206
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 261,573,100 304,093,000 (42,519,900) 317,930,952
Statutory Appropriations 3,067,014 3,067,014 - 11,210,952
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 264,640,114 307,160,014 (42,519,900) 329,141,904
   Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation 17,463,900 4,819,700 12,644,200 (22,507,001)
   Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission 121,954,400 121,954,400 - 62,683,999
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 404,058,414 433,934,114 (29,875,700) 369,318,902
           
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
2202   Northern Development Program 5,248,700 2,599,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 5,250,700 2,601,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 5,250,700 2,601,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
           
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
2202   Northern Development Program 117,680,500 135,674,000 (17,993,500) 135,943,374
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 5,001,000 5,001,000 - 4,868,222
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 122,682,500 140,676,000 (17,993,500) 140,811,596
Statutory Appropriations 228,674,600 212,755,400 15,919,200 192,311,208
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 351,357,100 353,431,400 (2,074,300) 333,122,804
   Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (14,300,800) (1,740,600) (12,560,200) 30,940,000
   Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (16,494,200) (16,494,200) - (7,494,000)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 320,562,100 335,196,600 (14,634,500) 356,568,804
           
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2201   Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - 44,616
2202   Northern Development Program 553,323,000 550,925,800 2,397,200 633,303,583
2203   Mines and Minerals Program 1,000 126,000 (125,000) 204,613
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 553,325,000 551,052,800 2,272,200 633,552,812
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 553,325,000 551,052,800 2,272,200 633,552,812
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 724,620,514 769,130,714 (44,510,200) 725,887,706

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