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Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program - VOTE 303

This program manages the policy and legislative agenda, provides strategic and legal policy advice, oversees policy initiatives, and provides support and expertise to other divisions within the Ministry. Other responsibilities include the administration of public inquiries and the Ministry's Federal-Provincial-Territorial relations.

The Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals Division manages the Ministry's relationships with adjudicative tribunals. The following are the adjudicative tribunals: the Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario (includes Assessment Review Board, the Environmental Review Tribunal, the Conservation Review Board, the Ontario Municipal Board, and the Board of Negotiation), the Social Justice Tribunals Ontario (includes Landlord and Tenant Board, Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario, Social Benefits Tribunal, Custody Review Board, Child and Family Services Review Board, Ontario Special Education Tribunal), the Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario (includes License Appeal Tribunal, Animal Care Review Board, Fire Safety Commission, Ontario Civilian Police Commission, Ontario Parole Board), and the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

The Agency Relations Division manages the accountability relationship between non-adjudicative agencies and programs including: Legal Aid Ontario, the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario, the Ontario Human Rights Commission, the Human Rights Legal Support Centre, the Office of the Independent Police Review Director, the Special Investigations Unit, Public Accountants Counsel, and the Bail Verification and Supervision Program.

The Aboriginal Justice Division provides justice policy, legal and program advice to the Attorney General and leads the development of new programs and services to support Aboriginal Peoples in the justice system.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2 Legal Aid Ontario 369,869,100 354,549,100 15,320,000 354,549,100
4 Agency Relations 65,461,800 59,772,800 5,689,000 64,168,873
7 Social Justice Tribunals 46,775,300 46,812,800 (37,500) 46,662,333
8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals 8,875,900 17,375,200 (8,499,300) 13,126,563
9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board 32,092,700 32,099,500 (6,800) 40,628,425
10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario 18,017,000 18,031,100 (14,100) 17,900,138
11 Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario 7,384,800 7,390,100 (5,300) 6,572,600
13 Aboriginal Justice Division 4,428,900 4,428,900 - 4,417,490
Total Including Special Warrants 552,905,500 540,459,500 12,446,000 548,025,522
Less: Special Warrants 258,074,600 - 258,074,600 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 294,830,900 540,459,500 (245,628,600) 548,025,522
Special Warrants 258,074,600 - 258,074,600 -
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - -
S Hearings under the Police Services Act 1,000 1,000 - 106,533
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,000 2,000 - 106,533
  Total Operating Expense 552,907,500 540,461,500 12,446,000 548,132,055
  OPERATING ASSETS        
12 Law Society Fee Prepayment 74,600 71,900 2,700 -
Total Including Special Warrants 74,600 71,900 2,700 -
Less: Special Warrants 31,100 - 31,100 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 43,500 71,900 (28,400) -
Special Warrants 31,100 - 31,100 -
  Total Operating Assets 74,600 71,900 2,700 -
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 1,000 1,000 - -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 411,600 816,800 (405,200) 294,379
  Total Statutory Appropriations 411,600 816,800 (405,200) 294,379
  Total Capital Expense 412,600 817,800 (405,200) 294,379
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies 7,886,100 4,376,500 3,509,600 247,129
Total Including Special Warrants 7,886,100 4,376,500 3,509,600 247,129
Less: Special Warrants 3,285,900 - 3,285,900 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 4,600,200 4,376,500 223,700 247,129
Special Warrants 3,285,900 - 3,285,900 -
  Total Capital Assets 7,886,100 4,376,500 3,509,600 247,129






Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
303-2 Legal Aid Ontario      
      Transfer payments      
          Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Client Services   298,240,100  
          Legal Aid Fund Certificates - Administration   24,348,100  
          Legal Aid Fund Community Legal Clinics   47,280,900 369,869,100
  Total Operating Expense     369,869,100
303-4 Agency Relations      
      Salaries and wages     76,286,900
      Employee benefits     12,310,400
      Transportation and communication     2,994,400
      Services     22,862,100
      Supplies and equipment     2,504,200
      Transfer payments      
          Bail Verification and Supervision   6,275,800  
          Victims of Abuse   1,000  
          Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 11,613,000
  Subtotal     128,571,000
  Less: Recoveries     63,109,200
  Total Operating Expense     65,461,800
  Sub-Items:      
  Agency Relations/Program Management      
      Salaries and wages   2,297,000  
      Employee benefits   276,000  
      Transportation and communication   59,000  
      Services   293,800  
      Supplies and equipment   35,000 2,960,800
  Bail Verification and Supervision      
      Transfer payments      
          Bail Verification and Supervision   6,275,800 6,275,800
  Victims of Abuse      
      Transfer payments      
          Victims of Abuse   1,000 1,000
  Ontario Human Rights Commission      
      Salaries and wages   4,816,000  
      Employee benefits   356,200  
      Transportation and communication   224,300  
      Services   402,800  
      Supplies and equipment   31,300 5,830,600
  Human Rights Legal Support Centre      
      Transfer payments      
          Human Rights Legal Support Centre   5,336,200 5,336,200
  Office of the Independent Police Review Director      
      Salaries and wages   4,376,300  
      Employee benefits   448,000  
      Transportation and communication   295,300  
      Services   1,641,400  
      Supplies and equipment   574,100 7,335,100
  Special Investigations Unit      
      Salaries and wages   5,984,700  
      Employee benefits   866,900  
      Transportation and communication   215,000  
      Services   263,400  
      Supplies and equipment   278,400 7,608,400
  Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario      
      Salaries and wages   58,812,900  
      Employee benefits   10,363,300  
      Transportation and communication   2,200,800  
      Services   20,260,700  
      Supplies and equipment   1,585,400  
      Subtotal   93,223,100  
      Less: Recoveries   63,109,200 30,113,900
  Total Operating Expense     65,461,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     1,000
303-7 Social Justice Tribunals      
      Salaries and wages     31,280,600
      Employee benefits     3,905,700
      Transportation and communication     2,440,300
      Services     8,195,600
      Supplies and equipment     953,100
  Total Operating Expense     46,775,300
303-8 Policy and Adjudicative Tribunals      
      Salaries and wages     5,023,400
      Employee benefits     619,000
      Transportation and communication     150,000
      Services     3,020,500
      Supplies and equipment     62,000
      Transfer payments      
          Law Commission of Ontario     1,000
  Total Operating Expense     8,875,900
  Sub-Items:      
  Policy      
      Salaries and wages   4,985,400  
      Employee benefits   615,000  
      Transportation and communication   150,000  
      Services   658,900  
      Supplies and equipment   62,000 6,471,300
  Public Inquiries      
      Salaries and wages   38,000  
      Employee benefits   4,000  
      Services   2,360,600 2,402,600
  Law Commission of Ontario      
      Transfer payments      
          Law Commission of Ontario   1,000 1,000
  Royal Commissions      
      Services   1,000 1,000
  Total Operating Expense     8,875,900
303-9 Criminal Injuries Compensation Board      
      Salaries and wages     2,972,100
      Employee benefits     379,700
      Transportation and communication     169,400
      Services     1,495,300
      Supplies and equipment     159,500
      Transfer payments      
          Compensation to Victims of Crime     26,916,700
  Total Operating Expense     32,092,700
303-10 Environment and Land Tribunals Ontario      
      Salaries and wages     12,692,300
      Employee benefits     1,460,000
      Transportation and communication     1,047,200
      Services     2,581,600
      Supplies and equipment     235,900
  Total Operating Expense     18,017,000
303-11 Safety, Licensing Appeals and Standards Tribunals Ontario      
      Salaries and wages     4,638,300
      Employee benefits     653,200
      Transportation and communication     496,900
      Services     1,951,000
      Supplies and equipment     82,700
  Subtotal     7,822,100
  Less: Recoveries     437,300
  Total Operating Expense     7,384,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Hearings under the Police Services Act     1,000
303-13 Aboriginal Justice Division      
      Salaries and wages     225,000
      Employee benefits     27,000
      Services     99,000
      Transfer payments      
          Ontario Aboriginal Courtwork Program   2,626,500  
          Aboriginal Justice Projects   1,450,400  
          Jury Roll   1,000 4,077,900
  Total Operating Expense     4,428,900
  Total Operating Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     552,907,500
  OPERATING ASSETS      
303-12 Law Society Fee Prepayment      
      Deposits and prepaid expenses     74,600
  Total Operating Assets     74,600
  Total Operating Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     74,600
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
303-5 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
      Other transactions     1,000
  Total Capital Expense to be Voted     1,000
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     411,600
  Total Capital Expense for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     412,600
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
303-6 Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies      
      Information technology hardware     756,800
      Business application software - asset costs     7,129,300
  Total Capital Assets     7,886,100
  Total Capital Assets for Policy, Justice Programs and Agencies Program     7,886,100