MAIN HEADING: Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2014-15 - Summary

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Ministry of Northern Development and Mines - THE ESTIMATES, 2014-15 - Summary

As the regional ministry for Northern Ontario and the ministry responsible for the provincial minerals sector, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines strives to make Northern Ontario and the provincial minerals sector strong, healthy and prosperous.

The Ministry leads and coordinates government programs aimed at growing the Northern Ontario economy, building strong northern communities, promoting trade and investment, creating job opportunities and developing the North's transportation and telecommunication infrastructure. Through the Ministry's network of offices and strategic program and policy development, the Ministry ensures northern partners including municipalities, Aboriginal communities, northern organizations, industry and the northern public have access to government economic development programs and services and a voice in government decisions affecting the North.

As the sectoral ministry for the provincial minerals sector, the Ministry helps build a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by promoting investment and exploration, by providing information to global clients on Ontario's wealth of mineral resources and through the fair, effective and efficient administration of Ontario's Mining Act. The Ministry delivers geoscience information for all regions of the province in support of a range of provincial development, planning, environmental, energy, and climate change policy priorities. The Ministry also encourages and facilitates aboriginal participation in Ontario's economy, administers Ontario's diamond royalty and ensures safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

As the lead Ministry providing 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, the Ministry works with all parties involved, consulting Northerners, including Aboriginal people and the mining community, to encourage responsible, sustainable development.

MINISTRY PROGRAM SUMMARY
($)
VOTE PROGRAM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
2201 Ministry Administration Program 12,436,400 11,869,500 566,900 11,132,603
2202 Northern Development Program 276,690,800 192,270,300 84,420,500 235,947,615
2203 Mines and Minerals Program 57,013,100 57,353,700 (340,600) 53,825,567
Less: Special Warrants 132,000,000 - 132,000,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 214,140,300 261,493,500 (47,353,200) 300,905,785
  Special Warrants 132,000,000 - 132,000,000 -
  Statutory Appropriations 3,067,014 3,067,014 - 377,858
  Ministry Total Operating Expense 349,207,314 264,560,514 84,646,800 301,283,643
  Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation 1,687,300 17,463,900 (15,776,600) (16,266,000)
  Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission 53,541,900 121,954,400 (68,412,500) 75,963,000
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 404,436,514 403,978,814 457,700 360,980,643
  OPERATING ASSETS        
2201 Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
2202 Northern Development Program 10,261,000 5,248,700 5,012,300 5,467,917
2203 Mines and Minerals Program 1,000 1,000 - -
Less: Special Warrants 10,200,000 - 10,200,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 63,000 5,250,700 (5,187,700) 5,467,917
  Special Warrants 10,200,000 - 10,200,000 -
  Ministry Total Operating Assets 10,263,000 5,250,700 5,012,300 5,467,917
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2201 Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
2202 Northern Development Program 125,715,200 117,680,500 8,034,700 131,001,344
2203 Mines and Minerals Program 5,001,000 5,001,000 - 17,200,785
Less: Special Warrants 59,500,000 - 59,500,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 71,217,200 122,682,500 (51,465,300) 148,202,129
  Special Warrants 59,500,000 - 59,500,000 -
  Statutory Appropriations 245,875,300 228,674,600 17,200,700 211,838,582
  Ministry Total Capital Expense 376,592,500 351,357,100 25,235,400 360,040,711
  Consolidation Adjustment - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation - (14,300,800) 14,300,800 9,253,000
  Consolidation Adjustment - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (26,755,000) (16,494,200) (10,260,800) (12,095,000)
  Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments 349,837,500 320,562,100 29,275,400 357,198,711
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
2201 Ministry Administration Program 1,000 1,000 - -
2202 Northern Development Program 570,896,900 553,323,000 17,573,900 522,238,301
2203 Mines and Minerals Program 1,000 1,000 - 118,081
Less: Special Warrants 280,000,000 - 280,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 290,898,900 553,325,000 (262,426,100) 522,356,382
  Special Warrants 280,000,000 - 280,000,000 -
  Ministry Total Capital Assets 570,898,900 553,325,000 17,573,900 522,356,382
           
  Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets) 754,274,014 724,540,914 29,733,100 718,179,354
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