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NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM - VOTE 2202

This program helps build a more prosperous Northern Ontario and strong, vibrant and sustainable northern communities. The Ministry leads and assists in the delivery of initiatives aimed at stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, promoting trade and investment, improving infrastructure and providing a better quality of life for Northerners.

Ministry programs work to attract trade and investment opportunities to help northern businesses develop and expand domestic and international markets. The Ministry also helps economic diversification through enhanced programs of the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation including the Entrepreneur Program, one of seven programs to help the public and private sector grow and diversify the northern economy. Other initiatives to stimulate economic growth and job creation include the Northern Community Investment Readiness program and the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program.

The Ministry co-leads the implementation of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, coordinates provincial economic development initiatives in the North, and markets Northern Ontario’s strengths and opportunities to the world. Strategic investments in infrastructure such as the Northern Highways Program and telecommunications and information technology are improving the North’s linkages to the rest of Ontario, Canada and beyond.

Through this program, the Ministry’s network of offices provides northern communities, businesses and entrepreneurs with access to government economic development programs and services. By engaging Northerners in government initiatives, including policy and planning activities, this program also ensures Northerners have a say in the development of government programs and services that affect them.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Northern Economic Development 192,297,400 238,861,400 (46,564,000) 257,097,679
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 192,297,400 238,861,400 (46,564,000) 257,097,679
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 2,601,000 2,601,000 - 12,536,456
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,601,000 2,601,000 - 12,536,456
  Total Operating Expense 194,898,400 241,462,400 (46,564,000) 269,634,135
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Northern Development Operating Assets 5,248,700 2,599,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 5,248,700 2,599,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
  Total Operating Assets 5,248,700 2,599,300 2,649,400 1,003,853
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Northern Economic Development 117,680,500 135,674,000 (17,993,500) 135,943,374
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 117,680,500 135,674,000 (17,993,500) 135,943,374
Statutory Amortization - The Financial Administration Act 228,672,600 212,647,100 16,025,500 192,256,294
  Total Statutory Appropriations 228,672,600 212,647,100 16,025,500 192,256,294
  Total Capital Expense 346,353,100 348,321,100 (1,968,000) 328,199,668
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Northern Development Capital Assets 553,323,000 550,925,800 2,397,200 633,303,583
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 553,323,000 550,925,800 2,397,200 633,303,583
  Total Capital Assets 553,323,000 550,925,800 2,397,200 633,303,583



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2202-1 Northern Economic Development      
  Salaries and wages     9,845,400
  Employee benefits     1,329,700
  Transportation and communication     707,200
  Services     10,569,300
  Supplies and equipment     234,200
  Transfer payments      
     Community Services   625,000  
     Economic Development   830,000  
     Summer Jobs Service   3,360,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   14,390,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   1,900,000  
     GO North Investor Program   500,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   34,500,000  
     Northern Ontario Municipal Associations   100,000  
     Small Business Enterprise Centres   450,000  
     Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program   119,470,000  
     Aboriginal Economic Development   8,400,000 184,525,000
  Subtotal     207,210,800
  Less: Recoveries     14,913,400
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     192,297,400
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,601,000
  Total Operating Expense for Northern Development Program     194,898,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2202-3 Northern Development Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Loans and Investments     5,247,700
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     5,248,700
  Total Operating Assets for Northern Development Program     5,248,700
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2202-2 Northern Economic Development      
  Services     25,102,000
  Transfer payments      
     Winter Roads   4,725,000  
     Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   12,694,000  
     Owen Sound Transportation Company   3,700,000  
     Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   65,500,000  
     Railway Infrastructure Renewal   3,108,500 89,727,500
  Other transactions      
     Resource Access Roads     2,851,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     117,680,500
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization - The Financial Administration Act     228,672,600
  Total Capital Expense for Northern Development Program     346,353,100
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2202-4 Northern Development Capital Assets      
  Transportation infrastructure - asset costs     553,322,000
  Machinery and equipment - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     553,323,000
  Total Capital Assets for Northern Development Program     553,323,000