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MINES AND MINERALS PROGRAM - VOTE 2203

This program generates new wealth and benefits by supporting Ontario’s mineral development sector. In addition, this program promotes a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by generating geological information and by fair and consistent administration of Ontario’s Mining Act. This includes the collection and dissemination of geoscience information to attract and guide mineral sector investment, as well as inform a broad range of government policy priorities.

This area also administers the Ontario Mining Act to ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario’s mineral resources. This involves ensuring equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario’s mining lands, and safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands through a modernized Mining Act and related regulations and policies.

This program encourages, promotes and facilitates the sustained economic benefits of Ontario’s mineral resources and administers the Ontario Diamond Royalty Regulation, values rough stones for export and works with industry partners to pursue value-added opportunities throughout the diamond industry.

The program area has responsibility for encouraging and facilitating aboriginal participation in Ontario’s economy in a way that is respectful of aboriginal rights and culture and meets Ontario’s consultation obligations.

This program provides 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. A dedicated Secretariat works with all parties involved, consulting with Northerners including Aboriginal people and the mining community to encourage responsible, sustainable development.

VOTE SUMMARY
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2013-14

Estimates
2012-13

Difference
Between
2013-14
and
2012-13

Actual
2011-12

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 57,395,400 53,435,000 3,960,400 50,648,206
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 57,395,400 53,435,000 3,960,400 50,648,206
Statutory Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 401,000 401,000 - (1,391,472)
  Total Statutory Appropriations 401,000 401,000 - (1,391,472)
  Total Operating Expense 57,796,400 53,836,000 3,960,400 49,256,734
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
  Total Operating Assets 1,000 1,000 - -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 5,001,000 5,001,000 - 4,868,222
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 5,001,000 5,001,000 - 4,868,222
Statutory Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 101,900 (100,900) 54,914
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 101,900 (100,900) 54,914
  Total Capital Expense 5,002,000 5,102,900 (100,900) 4,923,136
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Mines and Minerals Capital Assets 1,000 126,000 (125,000) 204,613
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 126,000 (125,000) 204,613
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 126,000 (125,000) 204,613



Standard Account by Item and Sub-items
($)
VOTE -ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2203-1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Salaries and wages     21,489,600
  Employee benefits     3,072,200
  Transportation and communication     2,246,500
  Services     16,685,200
  Supplies and equipment     2,552,200
  Transfer payments      
     Mapping Ontario's Geological Opportunities   100,000  
     Reporting Ontario's Mining Activities   85,000  
     Focussed Flow-through Share Tax Credit   11,164,700 11,349,700
  Total Operating Expense to be Voted     57,395,400
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     401,000
  Total Operating Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     57,796,400
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2203-3 Mines and Minerals Operating Assets      
  Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
  Total Operating Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Operating Assets for Mines and Minerals Program     1,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2203-2 Mineral Sector Competitiveness      
  Transportation and communication     50,000
  Services     3,875,000
  Supplies and equipment     1,075,000
  Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     5,001,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
  Other transactions      
Statutory    Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
  Total Capital Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     5,002,000
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2203-4 Mines and Minerals Capital Assets      
  Machinery and equipment - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets to be Voted     1,000
  Total Capital Assets for Mines and Minerals Program     1,000