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Mines and Minerals Program - VOTE 2203

This program encourages, promotes and facilitates the sustained economic benefits of Ontario's mineral resources through its oversight of Ontario's mineral exploration and development sector. It promotes a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by administering Ontario's Mining Act in a fair and consistent manner, to ensure sustainable and responsible development of our mineral resources. This involves ensuring equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands as well as ensuring the safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

It also 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.

The program also generates and disseminates geoscientific data that attracts and guides mineral sector investment and informs a broad range of government policy priorities.

It 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.

This program also provides support for policy and program development and implementation on a range of issues and opportunities with respect to development in the Ring of Fire. A dedicated secretariat works with all parties involved, consulting with Northerners including Aboriginal people and the mining community to encourage the region's responsible, sustainable development.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Mineral Sector Competitiveness 57,013,100 57,353,700 (340,600) 53,825,567
Total Including Special Warrants 57,013,100 57,353,700 (340,600) 53,825,567
Less: Special Warrants 19,000,000 - 19,000,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 38,013,100 57,353,700 (19,340,600) 53,825,567
Special Warrants 19,000,000 - 19,000,000 -
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 401,000 401,000 - 91,766
  Total Statutory Appropriations 401,000 401,000 - 91,766
  Total Operating Expense 57,414,100 57,754,700 (340,600) 53,917,333
  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 - 17,200,785
Total Including Special Warrants 5,001,000 5,001,000 - 17,200,785
Less: Special Warrants 2,500,000 - 2,500,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 2,501,000 5,001,000 (2,500,000) 17,200,785
Special Warrants 2,500,000 - 2,500,000 -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 1,000 1,000 - 87,314
  Total Statutory Appropriations 1,000 1,000 - 87,314
  Total Capital Expense 5,002,000 5,002,000 - 17,288,099
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Mines and Minerals Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - 118,081
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 1,000 1,000 - 118,081
  Total Capital Assets 1,000 1,000 - 118,081


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     21,927,300
      Employee benefits     2,938,900
      Transportation and communication     2,246,500
      Services     22,913,200
      Supplies and equipment     2,552,200
      Transfer payments      
          Mapping Ontario's Geological Opportunities   100,000  
          Reporting Ontario‚Äôs Mining Activities   85,000  
          Focused Flow-through Share Tax Credit   4,250,000 4,435,000
  Total Operating Expense     57,013,100
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     401,000
  Total Operating Expense for Mines and Minerals Program     57,414,100
  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     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