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Policy Development - VOTE 109

The Policy Division is responsible for leading and coordinating the development of innovative, comprehensive and evidence-based advice, analysis, and recommendations in support of ministry and government priorities. Key functions include the development of policy and legislation, strategic planning, research and evaluation, performance measurement and maintenance of key indicators. Areas of responsibility are food safety, animal health, and environmental, economic and rural development, intergovernmental relations and trade. Staff in the division also manage funding for farm business risk management programs and the ministry's governance and accountability responsibilities for Agricorp.

Vote Summary
($)
ITEM # ITEM

Estimates
2014-15

Estimates
2013-14

Difference
Between
2014-15
and
2013-14

Actual
2012-13

  OPERATING EXPENSE        
1 Policy Development 16,644,200 16,949,500 (305,300) 15,304,291
Total Including Special Warrants 16,644,200 16,949,500 (305,300) 15,304,291
Less: Special Warrants 4,100,000 - 4,100,000 -
  TOTAL OPERATING EXPENSE TO BE VOTED 12,544,200 16,949,500 (4,405,300) 15,304,291
Special Warrants 4,100,000 - 4,100,000 -
  Total Operating Expense 16,644,200 16,949,500 (305,300) 15,304,291


Standard Account by Item and Sub-Items
($)
VOTE-
ITEM
#
STANDARD ACCOUNT BY ITEM AND SUB-ITEMS      
  OPERATING EXPENSE      
109-1 Policy Development      
      Salaries and wages     10,627,300
      Employee benefits     1,517,700
      Transportation and communication     554,400
      Services     3,794,500
      Supplies and equipment     150,300
  Total Operating Expense     16,644,200
  Total Operating Expense for Policy Development     16,644,200