Results Based Plan 2014-2015

Ministry Overview

Ministry Vision

A Northern Ontario economy and provincial minerals sector that are healthy, competitive and sustainable.

Mission Statement

As the lead ministry for the North, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines works to make Northern Ontario and the provincial minerals sector strong, healthy and prosperous.

Ministry Overview

As the regional ministry for Northern Ontario and the ministry responsible for the provincial minerals sector, the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM) strives to make Northern Ontario and the provincial minerals sector strong, healthy and prosperous. By providing a northern perspective, the ministry supports provincial initiatives in the North and addresses unique regional circumstances.

The ministry leads and coordinates government programs aimed at growing the Northern Ontario economy, building strong northern communities and creating sustainable job opportunities in the North.  Through a network of offices and strategic program and policy development, the ministry ensures northerners have access to government programs and services and a voice in government decisions affecting the North.  The ministry is also co-leading the implementation of the government’s Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011, a long-term strategy to support sustainable economic and population growth in the North.

Chaired by the Minister of Northern Development and Mines, the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC) provides funding programs designed to encourage partnerships with northerners to create jobs and strengthen the northern economy by supporting northern economic infrastructure development; enhancing economic development capacity; stimulating commercialization, innovation and productivity; encouraging new business development and expansion; and attracting and retaining talent.

The ministry invests in the North’s transportation and public infrastructure through the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and the Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC).  Transformation of the ONTC is currently underway with a focus on long-term sustainability of its transportation services and infrastructure.  MNDM also provides strategic planning for northern infrastructure, working with other ministries, municipalities and Aboriginal communities to expand and maintain the northern provincial highways system, roads in unincorporated areas, resource access roads and winter roads.

As the sectoral ministry for the provincial minerals sector, the ministry helps build a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by promoting mineral sector exploration and investment guided by Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy.

The ministry is also the provincial authority in the delivery of baseline geoscience information for all regions of the province, encourages and facilitates Aboriginal participation in Ontario’s economy, administers Ontario’s Mining Act and diamond royalty and ensures safe, environmentally sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

MNDM’s Ring of Fire Secretariat works and consults with Aboriginal peoples, Northerners and the mining industry to encourage responsible and sustainable economic development in the “Ring of Fire” region. Located 540 kilometers northeast of Thunder Bay, the Ring of Fire is one of the most significant mineral regions in the province.  The area has mineral potential known to be worth $60 billion and includes the largest deposit of chromite – a key ingredient of stainless steel – ever discovered in North America.  The Ring of Fire also holds the potential for significant production of nickel, copper and platinum. 

MNDM Strategic Priorities

Ontario’s Priorities

  • Vibrant and Strong Communities.
  • A Plan for Jobs and Growth.
MNDM Focus
Investing in Northern InfrastructureStrengthening the Northern EconomyMineral Sector Competitiveness
Answer northern regional and local infrastructure needs.Provide northerners with access to government programs and services.Helping Northern Ontario create jobs and growth.Encourage, promote and facilitate the sustained economic benefit of Ontario's mineral resources.Promote a strong, safe and sustainable Ontario by generating and maintaining a geoscience baseline.Ensure sustainable and responsible development of Ontario's mineral resources.

Contributions to Government Priorities and Results

The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines carries out its mandate under three activities or categories: Ministry Administration, Northern Economic Development and Mines and Minerals.

Activity: Ministry Administration

Ministry Administration provides executive direction and strategic business and resource planning services to ensure the efficient and effective delivery of ministry programs.  It supports ministry operations through advice and services in the areas of human resources, business planning, accounting and administration, and professional support services such as legal and audit services.  It provides core strategic support in the areas of corporate policy and communications.

Activity: Northern Economic Development

The ministry leads and coordinates government programs aimed at growing the Northern Ontario economy, building strong northern communities and creating job opportunities in the North.  The ministry plays a key role in fulfilling the government’s commitments for strategic initiatives that could impact the North.

Under the banner of Northern Economic Development, the ministry delivers the following sub-activities:

  • Regional Economic Development
  • Transportation, Trade and Investment
  • Strategic Coordination and Planning

and is responsible for the following operational agencies:

  • Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)
  • Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC), and
  • Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC).

Regional Economic Development

A network of six integrated area teams (Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, Timmins, North Bay and Kenora) with offices in 26 communities across the North serve as the focal point for the delivery of programs and services in the existing and emerging priority economic identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.  They work with communities and private sector clients in assisting them to identify, facilitate and develop economic development opportunities, projects and initiatives.  This integrated approach allows the ministry to effectively support economic development initiatives in the North by providing a wide range of products and services in a focused approach to client service delivery.  Regional Economic Development staff meet with northern municipalities, Aboriginal communities, private sector clients and northern stakeholders to promote programs and assist with strategic planning and the preparation of business plans for proposed projects.

Growth Plan for Northern Ontario

With the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure, MNDM is co-leading implementation of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011, a 25-year plan released on March 4, 2011, to guide decision-making and strategic investment planning in Northern Ontario.

The Growth Plan for Northern Ontario, 2011, was developed under the Places to Grow Act, 2005, and is the product of extensive engagement with northerners.

The plan guides initiatives to build an economy that is resilient and sustainable and leverages the competitive strengths and human potential of northerners by providing them with more education, training and career opportunities. The Plan aims to strengthen the economy of the North by:

  • Attracting investment and business growth in Northern Ontario;
  • Diversifying the North’s economic base;
  • Supporting education and skills development of the North’s workforce;
  • Increasing the involvement of Aboriginal peoples in the northern economy;
  • Improving the connectivity of the northern population through information technologies.

Implementation of the Growth Plan is a collective effort of various partners and participants including governments, industry and business, municipalities, Aboriginal communities and organizations and other public and private sector institutions. 

Through the Northern Leaders’ Forum, held in Timmins on December 6, 2013, the Province committed to engaging with northern leaders to further advance the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario.  The Ministry of Northern Development and Mines will continue to meet with northern leaders throughout 2014-15 to discuss the shared implementation of the Growth Plan.

In 2014-15, progress will continue with a number of key initiatives under the Growth Plan including: the Northern Ontario Multimodal Transportation Strategy, led by the Ministry of Transportation; the continued work of the Northern Policy Institute; and the alignment of the new NOHFC programs with the Northern Growth Plan priorities.

The Northern Policy Institute (NPI), an independent not-for-profit organization, provides a northern perspective, grounded in quality research, to serve as a guide for public policy development to help inform decisions of governments, municipalities, communities, First Nations, businesses and industries.

Transportation, Trade and Investment

The ministry supports strategic development efforts in Northern Ontario, including marketing Northern Ontario's strengths and opportunities to the world, undertaking research and analysis, and supporting strategic investments in infrastructure through programs such as the Northern Highways Program, Local Roads Boards and Winter Roads.  The ministry continues to work with partner ministries to increase public and private investment in the North’s transportation, telecommunications, and community infrastructure, and secure partnerships with other stakeholders.

In addition, the ministry promotes Northern Ontario by assisting local companies to grow and expand their business globally though collaborative international marketing, sales support services and lead generation. By working closely with companies and associations, the ministry influences direct trade, business expansion and foreign direct investment to the benefit of Northern Ontario. 

The ministry proactively identifies and promotes the benefits of growing and/or establishing business in Northern Ontario by focusing on sectors that have the best opportunity to attract domestic and foreign direct investment.  Matching Northern Ontario’s strengths with Canadian and international opportunities helps to foster economic prosperity in the North by helping northern businesses to grow and by creating employment.  Sector priorities include forestry related bio-fuels and chemicals as well as mining and related supplies and services.

Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) Program

MNDM continues to deliver the Northern Industrial Electricity Rate (NIER) Program to help large industries in Northern Ontario improve their energy efficiency and sustainability. The program helps northern industries build and maintain a globally competitive advantage and, in turn, help protect and create jobs.

Originally scheduled to expire at the end of 2012-13, the government has extended the NIER Program through 2015-16.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund

The Northern Ontario Heritage fund Corporation (NOHFC) is positioned to continue its role as a key driver of Northern Ontario’s significant growth potential.  Through its programs, the NOHFC works with northern communities, entrepreneurs, not-for-profit, companies and business organizations to address northern priorities while continuing to support vital infrastructure and community development projects that enhance quality of life and stimulate economic activity. 

The NOHFC celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2013 and revised its programming to offer five programs that foster strategic and focused investment to support Northern Ontario’s economic prosperity and sustainability into the 21st century:

  1. Strategic Economic Infrastructure Program;
  2. Community Capacity Building Program;
  3. Northern Innovation Program;
  4. Northern Business Opportunity Program;
  5. Northern Internship Program.

NOHFC programs focus on the growth of existing and emerging sectors identified in the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario and the government’s key priority of helping communities prosper.

For 2014-15, the anticipated benefits of these programs include increasing business and industry productivity and competitiveness, fostering innovation and entrepreneurship, and helping to create jobs and build capacity in northern communities

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission and Owen Sound Transportation Company

The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) and Owen Sound Transportation Company (OSTC) are agencies of the province, reporting to the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. Each receives annual operating and capital subsidies that support the delivery of transportation services in northeastern Ontario.

The government is moving forward to ensure sustainable employment, continued economic growth, and a strong transportation and telecommunications network in northeastern Ontario by transforming the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission.
In April 2014, the province announced that it had reached an agreement with Bell Aliant to sell Ontera, the ONTC’s telecommunications subsidiary. The sale, a first step in the transformation of ONTC, is an essential part of ensuring the future health and growth of telecommunications in the North and will allow the ONTC to focus resources on its core transportation services.

The province also announced that it will continue to operate the motor coach, Polar Bear Express, freight rail and refurbishment services of the ONTC as a government-owned transportation company. Transformation efforts will focus on ensuring the long-term sustainability of the ONTC so that it can provide vital transportation services and infrastructure that support economic growth in northeastern Ontario.

The OSTC continues to provide safe, reliable and efficient marine transportation services, delivered in northern Ontario. Vehicle and passenger services are provided by the M.S. Chi-Cheemaun ferry between the Bruce Peninsula and Manitoulin Island, and by the Niska 1 ferry between Moosonee and Moose Factory.

Activity: Mines and Minerals

The ministry supports a strong and sustainable minerals development industry by promoting investment and exploration, 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.  There are five key program areas:

  • Ring of Fire;
  • Geoscience Information;
  • Mineral Development Investment and Opportunity;
  • Administration of the Mining Act; and
  • Aboriginal Relations.

The Ring of Fire

The “Ring of Fire” initiative refers to one of the most promising development opportunities in Northern Ontario in perhaps a century, with potential economic impacts across the province.  Proposed mine developments currently under consideration in the Ring of Fire area are expected to create more than 1,500 permanent jobs once the mines are in full production.  Additional jobs will be created in the mining service and supply sector.

Given the complexities and challenges of such wide-scale development, the ministry, through the Ring of Fire Secretariat, continues to be actively engaged in ensuring multi-agency and stakeholder initiatives are undertaken in a coordinated and timely manner.  In supporting Ring of Fire development, the province continues to focus on:

  • Building wealth and creating opportunity for Ontarians by supporting development of and access to new mineral wealth and facilitating job creation;
  • First Nations economic participation including building capacity to participate in economic development, enhancing community based and regional infrastructure and improving quality of life;
  • Maximizing value-added opportunities associated with mine developments through securing secondary mineral processing and supporting growth in Ontario’s mining supply and services sector;
  • Regional economic development in Ontario’s Far North by supporting infrastructure development that will provide access to new mineral wealth; and
  • Ensuring environmentally sustainable development, guided by environmental assessment and permitting processes, as well as community-based land-use planning.

In March 2014, the Province reached a landmark framework agreement with Matawa-member First Nations to move forward with a negotiation process on a community-based regional approach to development in the Ring of Fire.  The agreement ensures First Nations and Ontario can work together to advance Ring of Fire opportunities, including regional long-term environmental monitoring and enhanced participation in environmental processes, resource revenue sharing, economic supports and regional and community infrastructure.

Ontario will also lead the creation of a development corporation that would bring together private and public partners, including First Nations, mining companies, as well as the federal and provincial governments.

The ministry will continue its efforts to ensure effective and efficient processes for coordination and delivery of environmental assessments, permitting and approvals across provincial ministries and with the federal government.  Work will continue with regional and local economic development organizations to identify service delivery and business development opportunities and ensure that benefits from investments in Ontario’s resources are maximized through value added activity.

Location of Ring of Fire Area:

An image of the province of Ontario, with the Ring of Fire clearly marked.
An image of the province of Ontario, with the Ring of Fire clearly marked.

Geoscience Information

This area establishes a geoscience baseline for Ontario. Services include the provision of geological expertise and technical information and data products. These geoscience goods and services support government priorities such as vibrant and strong communities and economic development through: source water protection; mineral-, energy-, and groundwater-resource related development opportunities; land use planning; and safeguard public health and safety related to geological hazards.

Mineral Development Investment and Opportunity

Mineral Development Investment and Opportunity is focused on enhancing and sustaining investment by promoting Ontario’s Mineral Development Strategy.  This area ensures Ontario receives a fair share of the value of mineral resources extracted from the province, identifies strategic investment opportunities and influences policy issues that support Ontario’s mineral competitiveness.  It also champions the growth and development of a vibrant diamond mining, cutting and polishing industry in Canada.

Administration of the Mining Act

This program area administers the Ontario Mining Act to facilitate and support a strong and sustainable mineral development sector for the people of Ontario. This involves ensuring equitable public access to Crown mineral rights, fair and efficient management of Ontario's mining lands, and ensuring safe, environmentally-sound mineral development and rehabilitation of mining lands.

As part of this mandate, the ministry is continuing to implement changes to modernize the Mining Act to ensure that mineral exploration and development in Ontario is undertaken in a manner that promotes a balanced approach that benefits all Ontarians, while modernizing the way mining companies stake and explore their claims to be more respectful of private landowners and Aboriginal communities.  Phase 3 of the Mining Act Modernization initiative will transform and modernize how mineral tenure is administered in Ontario by implementing an integrated, client-driven electronic system that enables clients to acquire and manage Crown lands for mineral development.

The Ministry assists industry with their exploration, advanced exploration or new mine development projects by providing information and advice on permitting requirements and facilitating consultation with the public and Aboriginal communities. 

The Abandoned Mines Rehabilitation Program invests in the rehabilitation of abandoned mine sites on Crown-held lands to ensure public safety, improve the environment, make the lands available for productive use and reduce the Crown’s liability on these sites.

Aboriginal Relations

This area encourages and enhances the capacity for Aboriginal communities to participate in, and take advantage of, mineral resources and other economic development opportunities, while ensuring the ministry meets its constitutional and legal obligations.  It develops and sustains productive and effective relationships among government, Aboriginal communities, industry, municipalities and other partners in support of greater economic development opportunities that benefit Aboriginal peoples.

Ministry Planned Expenditures 2014-15

Ministry Allocation 2014-15 Base Spending ($754.3M)

Pie chart of Ministry Allocation 2014-15 Base Spending

Northern Development$402.4, 53%
Mines and Minerals$62.0, 8%
Statutory Appropriations$248.9, 33%
Agency Consolidation$28.5, 4$
Ministry Administration$12.4, 2%

Note: Does not include Assets

Table 1:  Ministry Planned Expenditures 2014-15 ($M)


Highlights of 2013-14 Achievements

Please refer to Appendix 1: 2013-14 Annual Report, for details on the ministry’s 2013-14 achievements. 

The following are the ministry’s performance targets for 2014-15: 

Activity - Northern Economic Development
Sub-activityPerformance MeasureStatement of Result
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC)Investment dollars leveraged from other partnersThe target ratio of investment dollars leveraged from other partners is 1:3 leveraged dollars in 2014-15.
Number of full-time jobs that are being created or sustainedNOHFC funding is expecting to help create or retain 3,500 full time jobs in 2014-15.
Activity – Mines and Minerals
Sub-activityPerformance MeasureStatement of Result
Geoscience Exploration and InvestmentOntario's ranking in Canada for new investment in exploration and miningOntario to maintain its standing as the leading jurisdiction in Canada for new investment in mining and exploration.
Geoscience data and information required to support Far North land-use decisionsCollection of new, first generation, regional framework geological data will be at least 100,000 km2 to inform land-use planning decisions for Ontario’s Far North.

Ministry Organizational Chart

  • Minister of Northern Development and Mines
    • Parliamentary Assistant
    • Deputy Minister
      • Communications Services Branch
      • Corporate Policy Secretariat
      • Ring of Fire Secretariat
      • Legal Services Branch (provided by the Ministry of the Attorney General)
        • Corporate Management Division
          • Business Planning
          • Controllership
          • Human Resources
          • Audit Services
        • Mines and Minerals Division
          • Mineral Development and Lands
          • Ontario Geological Survey
          • Strategic Services
          • Aboriginal Relations
        • Northern Development Division
          • Regional Economic Development
          • Strategic Coordination and Planning
          • Transportation, Trade and Investment
            • Agencies (NOHFC, ONTC, OSTC)  

Statutes Administered

Mining Act

This Act provides for the regulation of mineral exploration and development activities in Ontario.  The purpose of this Act is to encourage prospecting, staking and exploration for the development of mineral resources in a manner consistent with the recognition and affirmation of existing Aboriginal and treaty rights in section 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982, including the duty to consult, and to minimize the impact of these activities on public health and safety and the environment.

Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Act

This act establishes the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.  It recognizes the different conditions and special needs existing in Northern Ontario and the desire of northern residents to have a stronger voice in government.  The act defines the ministry’s function to coordinate government activities and initiate policies and programs for the government in Northern Ontario and on behalf of the minerals industry.  At this time, the act retains “Forestry” in its title even though responsibilities for the forestry sector were transferred to the Ministry of Natural Resources in 2011.  Order-in-Council 1571/2011 identifies the Minister of Northern Development and Mines as presiding over the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines.

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act

This act establishes a corporation to promote economic development and diversification in Northern Ontario, through the use of funds provided for that purpose.  The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation operates as an Operational Service Agency of the Province.

Northern Services Boards Act

This act, passed in 1999, replaces the former Local Services Boards Act.  The Act provides choice and flexibility to northern residents in the establishment of service delivery mechanisms that recognize the unique circumstances of Northern Ontario and allow increased efficiency and accountability in area-wide service delivery.

The first part of the act allows inhabitants of territories without municipal organization to establish legally-constituted local services boards to act on their behalf, and to raise funds for certain basic community services to improve the quality of life.  The second part of the act provides for the establishment of area service boards to consolidate delivery of six core services: child care, social assistance, public health, social housing, land ambulance service and homes for the aged as well as a variety of optional services.  An area services board would have taxation authority in the board area to recover service costs.

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Act

This Act established the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (ONTC) for the purposes of providing transportation and telecommunications services to Northern Ontario.  The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission operates as an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Province.

Professional Geoscientists Act

This Act established the Association of Professional Geoscientists of Ontario as the governing body for geoscientists, and empowers the association to establish standards of professional practice for persons who wish to be recognized as professional geoscientists.

Agencies, Boards, and Commissions

Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation

The Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation is a statutory corporation established under the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Act.  It was established in 1988 to advise and make recommendations on any matter relating to the growth and diversification of the economy of Northern Ontario, and to promote and stimulate economic initiatives.  The Corporation is a funding organization that provides loans and grants to stabilize, diversify and foster the economic growth of Northern Ontario. 

The Corporation is an Operational Service Agency of the Province, and its directors are appointed by Minister’s prerogative Order in Council.  The Minister is the Chair of the Board of Directors.

Ontario Northland Transportation Commission

The Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (“ONTC”) is a statutory corporation established under the Temiskaming and Northern Ontario Railway Act, 1902 (Ontario) and continued under the Ontario Northland Transportation Commission Act.

In April 2014, the province announced that it will continue to operate the motor coach, Polar Bear Express, rail freight, and refurbishment services of the ONTC as a government-owned transportation company.  The province also announced that it had reached an agreement will Bell Aliant to sell Ontera, the ONTC’s telecommunications subsidiary. 

The ONTC is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Province, and its directors are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council Premier’s prerogative Order in Council. 

Owen Sound Transportation Company, Limited

The Owen Sound Transportation Company, Limited (OSTC) is a share capital corporation incorporated pursuant to the Business Corporations Act (Ontario).  The OSTC delivers marine (vehicle and passenger) services from Tobermory to South Baymouth aboard the M.S. Chi-Cheemaun, and between Moosonee and Moose Factory Island using the M.V. Niska 1. The OSTC also operates the Pelee Island ferry seasonally (with air service in the winter) by contract with the Ministry of Transportation.

The OSTC is an Operational Enterprise Agency of the Province.  Its directors are appointed by Minister’s appointment letter.  The Minister is the sole shareholder of the OSTC.

Detailed Financial Information


Table 2: Combined Operating and Capital Summary by Vote
Change from
Estimates *
Interim *
Actuals *
2201 Ministry Administration Program12,436,400566,9004.811,869,50011,748,80011,132,603
2202 Northern Development Program276,690,80084,420,50043.9192,270,300230,234,100235,947,615
2203 Mines and Minerals Program57,013,100(340,600)(0.6)57,353,70037,281,50053,825,567
Less: Special Warrants132,000,000132,000,000    
Total Operating Expense to be Voted214,140,300(47,353,200)(18.1)261,493,500279,264,400300,905,785
Special Warrants132,000,000132,000,000    
Statutory Appropriations3,067,014  3,067,0141,068,414377,858
Ministry Total Operating Expense349,207,31484,646,80032.0264,560,514280,332,814301,283,643
Consolidation & Other Adjustments - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation1,687,300(15,776,600)(90.3)17,463,90021,071,800(16,266,000)
Consolidation & Other Adjustments - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission53,541,900(68,412,500)(56.1)121,954,400125,529,00075,963,000
Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments404,436,514457,7000.1403,978,814426,933,614360,980,643
2201 Ministry Administration Program1,000  1,0001,000 
2202 Northern Development Program10,261,0005,012,30095.55,248,7001,0005,467,917
2203 Mines and Minerals Program1,000  1,0001,000 
Less: Special Warrants10,200,00010,200,000    
Total Operating Assets to be Voted63,000(5,187,700)(98.8)5,250,7003,0005,467,917
Special Warrants10,200,00010,200,000    
Ministry Total Operating Assets10,263,0005,012,30095.55,250,7003,0005,467,917
2201 Ministry Administration Program1,000  1,0001,000 
2202 Northern Development Program125,715,2008,034,7006.8117,680,500149,375,500131,001,344
2203 Mines and Minerals Program5,001,000  5,001,0008,819,30017,200,785
Less: Special Warrants59,500,00059,500,000    
Total Capital Expense to be Voted71,217,200(51,465,300)(41.9)122,682,500158,195,800148,202,129
Special Warrants59,500,00059,500,000    
Statutory Appropriations245,875,30017,200,7007.5228,674,600228,674,600211,838,582
Ministry Total Capital Expense376,592,50025,235,4007.2351,357,100386,870,400360,040,711
Consolidation & Other Adjustments - Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation 14,300,800(100.0)(14,300,800)(25,496,300)9,253,000
Consolidation & Other Adjustments - Ontario Northland Transportation Commission(26,755,000)(10,260,800)62.2(16,494,200)(30,682,000)(12,095,000)
Total Including Consolidation & Other Adjustments349,837,50029,275,4009.1320,562,100330,692,100357,198,711
2201 Ministry Administration Program1,000  1,0001,000 
2202 Northern Development Program570,896,90017,573,9003.2553,323,000552,623,000522,238,301
2203 Mines and Minerals Program1,000  1,0001,000118,081
Less: Special Warrants280,000,000280,000,000    
Total Capital Assets to be Voted290,898,900(262,426,100)(47.4)553,325,000552,625,000522,356,382
Special Warrants280,000,000280,000,000    
Ministry Total Capital Assets570,898,90017,573,9003.2553,325,000552,625,000522,356,382
Ministry Total Operating and Capital Including Consolidation and Other Adjustments (not including Assets)754,274,01429,733,1004.1724,540,914757,625,714718,179,354

* Estimates for the previous fiscal year are re-stated to reflect any changes in ministry organization and/or program structure.  Interim actuals reflect
the numbers presented in the 2014 Ontario Budget.        

Transfer Payments to Agencies
Interim Actuals*
60,000,000Northern Ontario Heritage Fund - Operating34,500,00034,500,00034,500,000
40,000,000Northern Ontario Heritage Fund - Capital65,500,00065,500,00065,500,000
72,572,000Ontario Northland Transportation Commission - Operating14,390,00045,590,00055,248,000
50,875,000Ontario Northland Transportation Commission - Capital12,694,00046,694,00028,972,720
2,265,000Owen Sound Transportation Company - Operating1,900,0002,250,0001,376,110
2,040,000Owen Sound Transportation Company - Capital3,700,0001,500,0001,233,431