MAIN HEADING: Northern Development Program - VOTE 2202

Back to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines Summary page

Northern Development Program - VOTE 2202

This program leads and assists in the development and delivery of policies, programs and services that support Northern Ontario businesses and communities. In addition, the program strives to make Northern Ontario strong, healthy and prosperous by providing business and community economic development support and access to government programs and services, promoting trade and investment, and answering northern regional and local infrastructure needs. It also co-leads the implementation of the government's Growth Plan for Northern Ontario through the coordination of provincial economic development initiatives in the North.

The program provides support for policy and program development and implementation on a range of issues and opportunities with respect to Northern Ontario. By engaging Northerners in government initiatives, including policy and planning activities, this program also ensures Northerners have a say in the development of government programs and services that affect them. The program is responsible for applying a Northern lens for policy review and development and champions Northern Ontario interests to further economic development.

This program invests in Northern Ontario infrastructure to support government priorities. Strategic investments in infrastructure such as the Northern Highways Program and telecommunications and information technology are improving the North's linkages to the rest of Ontario, Canada and beyond.

The program area provides economic development support to Northern Ontario businesses and communities. Through this program, the Ministry's network of offices provides northern communities and businesses with access to government economic development programs and services. Ministry programs work to attract trade and investment opportunities to help northern businesses develop and expand domestic and international markets. The Ministry also helps public and private sector economic growth, diversification and job creation through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Northern Economic Development 276,690,800 192,270,300 84,420,500 235,947,615
Total Including Special Warrants 276,690,800 192,270,300 84,420,500 235,947,615
Less: Special Warrants 106,800,000 - 106,800,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 169,890,800 192,270,300 (22,379,500) 235,947,615
Special Warrants 106,800,000 - 106,800,000 -
S Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act 2,601,000 2,601,000 - 221,151
  Total Statutory Appropriations 2,601,000 2,601,000 - 221,151
  Total Operating Expense 279,291,800 194,871,300 84,420,500 236,168,766
  OPERATING ASSETS        
3 Northern Development Operating Assets 10,261,000 5,248,700 5,012,300 5,467,917
Total Including Special Warrants 10,261,000 5,248,700 5,012,300 5,467,917
Less: Special Warrants 10,200,000 - 10,200,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS TO BE VOTED 61,000 5,248,700 (5,187,700) 5,467,917
Special Warrants 10,200,000 - 10,200,000 -
  Total Operating Assets 10,261,000 5,248,700 5,012,300 5,467,917
  CAPITAL EXPENSE        
2 Northern Economic Development 125,715,200 117,680,500 8,034,700 131,001,344
Total Including Special Warrants 125,715,200 117,680,500 8,034,700 131,001,344
Less: Special Warrants 57,000,000 - 57,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 68,715,200 117,680,500 (48,965,300) 131,001,344
Special Warrants 57,000,000 - 57,000,000 -
S Amortization, the Financial Administration Act 245,873,300 228,672,600 17,200,700 211,744,300
  Total Statutory Appropriations 245,873,300 228,672,600 17,200,700 211,744,300
  Total Capital Expense 371,588,500 346,353,100 25,235,400 342,745,644
  CAPITAL ASSETS        
4 Northern Development Capital Assets 570,896,900 553,323,000 17,573,900 522,238,301
Total Including Special Warrants 570,896,900 553,323,000 17,573,900 522,238,301
Less: Special Warrants 280,000,000 - 280,000,000 -
  TOTAL CAPITAL ASSETS TO BE VOTED 290,896,900 553,323,000 (262,426,100) 522,238,301
Special Warrants 280,000,000 - 280,000,000 -
  Total Capital Assets 570,896,900 553,323,000 17,573,900 522,238,301


Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
2202-1 Northern Economic Development      
      Salaries and wages     10,019,900
      Employee benefits     1,360,900
      Transportation and communication     711,600
      Services     9,242,300
      Supplies and equipment     235,600
      Transfer payments      
          Community Services   625,000  
          Economic Development   830,000  
          Summer Jobs Service   3,360,000  
          Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   72,572,000  
          Owen Sound Transportation Company   2,265,000  
          GO North Investor Program   500,000  
          Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   60,000,000  
          Northern Ontario Municipal Associations   100,000  
          Small Business Enterprise Centres   700,000  
          Northern Industrial Electricity Rate Program   119,470,000  
          Aboriginal Economic Development   8,400,000 268,822,000
  Subtotal     290,392,300
  Less: Recoveries     13,701,500
  Total Operating Expense     276,690,800
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Bad Debt Expense, the Financial Administration Act     2,601,000
  Total Operating Expense for Northern Development Program     279,291,800
  OPERATING ASSETS      
2202-3 Northern Development Operating Assets      
      Deposits and prepaid expenses     1,000
      Loans and Investments     10,260,000
  Total Operating Assets     10,261,000
  Total Operating Assets for Northern Development Program     10,261,000
  CAPITAL EXPENSE      
2202-2 Northern Economic Development      
      Services     25,102,000
      Transfer payments      
          Winter Roads   5,000,000  
          Ontario Northland Transportation Commission   50,875,000  
          Owen Sound Transportation Company   2,040,000  
          Northern Ontario Heritage Fund   40,000,000  
          Railway Infrastructure Renewal   122,200 98,037,200
      Other transactions      
          Resource Access Roads     2,576,000
  Total Capital Expense     125,715,200
  Statutory Appropriations      
      Other transactions      
Statutory         Amortization, the Financial Administration Act     245,873,300
  Total Capital Expense for Northern Development Program     371,588,500
  CAPITAL ASSETS      
2202-4 Northern Development Capital Assets      
      Transportation infrastructure - asset costs     570,895,900
      Machinery and equipment - asset costs     1,000
  Total Capital Assets     570,896,900
  Total Capital Assets for Northern Development Program     570,896,900