Ministry of Labour - Summary

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The mission of the Ministry of Labour is to contribute to the prosperity of Ontario by advancing health, safety, fairness and productive relationships in the workplace and the broader community. The Ministry's core businesses are: Occupational Health and Safety, Employment Rights and Responsibilities and Labour Relations. In this context, the Ministry provides advice and information to the government on labour and workplace issues; sets standards and develops policies; enforces standards and legislation; carries out investigations; inspects workplaces needing further help in developing self-reliance; works with others to ensure effective mechanisms are in place for providing information and workplace training; informs employers and workers about their workplace rights and responsibilities; ensures the provision of assistance in negotiating collective agreements and establishing arbitration boards; assists in building cooperative workplace relationships; and administers, interprets, and applies relevant labour legislation.

MINISTRY OF LABOUR - Operating Summary

2001-02 Estimates PROGRAMS Change from 2000-01 2000-01 Estimates 1999-00 Actual
$   $ $ $
18,607,452 Ministry Administration Program 1,925,700 16,681,752 18,821,193
3,885,700 Pay Equity Commission Program 44,000 3,841,700 3,872,828
21,262,900 Labour Relations Program 651,800 20,611,100 20,706,956
50,579,800 Occupational Health and Safety Program 5,909,100 44,670,700 44,508,036
23,764,500 Employment Rights and Responsibilities Program 4,450,100 19,314,400 18,494,912
1,000 Economics and Business Cluster Information Technology Program 1,000 - -
118,101,352 Ministry Total Operating 12,981,700 105,119,652 106,403,925
44,152 Less: Statutory Appropriations (1,000) 45,152 44,152
118,057,200 < TOTAL OPERATING TO BE VOTED 12,982,700 105,074,500 106,359,773
118,101,352 Expenditure 12,981,700 105,119,652 106,403,925