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Legal Services Program - VOTE 304

This program supports the role of the Attorney General as Chief Law Officer of the Crown by ensuring that the administration of public affairs is in accordance with the law, through the provision of expert legal advice, advocacy and representation before tribunals and at all levels of court. This program conducts all litigation for and against the Crown in respect of any subject within the authority or jurisdiction of the Legislature.

This program includes the work of the Office of Legislative Counsel which is responsible for legislative drafting in English and French. This includes drafting bills for the Government and members of the Legislative Assembly and drafting regulations. The Office also provides related legal advice and editing and publishing services, including providing the content for the e-Laws website.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Services 26,775,600 27,082,800 (307,200) 24,908,732
3 Legislative Counsel Services 5,722,200 6,019,800 (297,600) 5,312,369
Total Including Special Warrants 32,497,800 33,102,600 (604,800) 30,221,101
Less: Special Warrants 29,936,500 - 29,936,500 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,561,300 33,102,600 (30,541,300) 30,221,101
Special Warrants 29,936,500 - 29,936,500 -
S The Proceedings Against the Crown Act 1,000 1,000 - 7,667,193
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 7,667,193
  Total Operating Expense 32,498,800 33,103,600 (604,800) 37,888,294
  OPERATING ASSETS        
6 Law Society Fee Prepayment 191,500 195,700 (4,200) -
Total Including Special Warrants 191,500 195,700 (4,200) -
Less: Special Warrants 79,800 - 79,800 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 111,700 195,700 (84,000) -
Special Warrants 79,800 - 79,800 -
  Total Operating Assets 191,500 195,700 (4,200) -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
4 Legal Services 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 10,900 10,900 - 10,488
  Total Statutory Appropriations 10,900 10,900 - 10,488
  Total Capital Expense 11,900 11,900 - 10,488




Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
304-2 Legal Services      
      Salaries and wages     124,721,200
      Employee benefits     10,447,400
      Transportation and communication     154,000
      Services     2,549,000
      Supplies and equipment     293,900
      Transfer payments      
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation   1,534,000  
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery   1,000  
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants   1,000,000 2,535,000
  Subtotal     140,700,500
  Less: Recoveries     113,924,900
  Total Operating Expense     26,775,600
  Sub-Items:      
  Civil and Constitutional Law      
      Salaries and wages   23,643,200  
      Employee benefits   2,821,300  
      Transportation and communication   154,000  
      Services   2,549,000  
      Supplies and equipment   293,900  
      Transfer payments      
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Victims Compensation 1,534,000    
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Cost Recovery 1,000    
          Civil Remedies for Illicit Activities - Civil Remedies Act - Grants 1,000,000 2,535,000  
      Subtotal   31,996,400  
      Less: Recoveries   5,221,800 26,774,600
  Seconded Legal Services      
      Salaries and wages   101,078,000  
      Employee benefits   7,626,100  
      Subtotal   108,704,100  
      Less: Recoveries   108,703,100 1,000
  Total Operating Expense     26,775,600
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         The Proceedings Against the Crown Act     1,000
304-3 Legislative Counsel Services      
      Salaries and wages     6,641,800
      Employee benefits     670,800
      Transportation and communication     33,800
      Services     184,800
      Supplies and equipment     55,000
  Subtotal     7,586,200
  Less: Recoveries     1,864,000
  Total Operating Expense     5,722,200
  Total Operating Expense for Legal Services Program     32,498,800
  OPERATING ASSETS      
304-6 Law Society Fee Prepayment      
      Deposits and prepaid expenses     191,500
  Total Operating Assets     191,500
  Total Operating Assets for Legal Services Program     191,500
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
304-4 Legal Services      
      Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     10,900
  Total Capital Expense for Legal Services Program     11,900