Summary

The Office of the Legislative Assembly, established by the Province of Ontario under the Legislative Assembly Act of Ontario on December 20, 1974, exists to provide procedural, financial and operational support for all Members of Provincial Parliament in the House, Committees and constituency offices.

The Office also includes the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario who oversees Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; the Office of the Integrity Commissioner who administers the Members’ Integrity Act, 1994; the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; the Cabinet Ministers’ and Opposition Leaders’ Expenses Review and Accountability Act, 2002; Public Sector Expenses Review Act, 2009; as well as disclosing and investigating wrongdoing and ethical conduct under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006; and the Office of Financial Accountability Officer whose mandate is to administer the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013.

Effective April 1, 2019, duties associated with the position of Environmental Commissioner are transferred to the Environment Minister and the Auditor General. Effective May 1, 2019, duties associated with the position of French Language Services Commissioner are transferred to the Ombudsman. Effective May 1, 2019, the office of the Provincial Youth Advocate merged with the Ombudsman’s office.

All funds are paid out of the Legislative Assembly Fund, which is separate and independent of the Consolidated Revenue Fund.

Program summary

VoteProgram

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

201

Office of the Assembly Program

$160,233,000

$156,921,600

$3,311,400

$145,242,420

202

Commission(er)'s Program

$29,031,000

$30,172,600

($1,141,600)

$46,216,101

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$189,264,000

$187,094,200

$2,169,800

$191,458,521

 

Total operating expense

$189,264,000

$187,094,200

$2,169,800

$191,458,521

 

Total including consolidation & other adjustments

$189,264,000

$187,094,200

$2,169,800

$191,458,521

 

Total operating and capital including consolidation and other adjustments (not including assets)

$189,264,000

$187,094,200

$2,169,800

$191,458,521

Office of the Assembly Program - vote 201

This program includes salaries and allowances and all support services provided to Members by the various offices of the Assembly.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

1

Office of the Speaker

$435,900

$319,900

$116,000

$278,519

2

Office of the Clerk

$926,800

$917,500

$9,300

$706,112

3

Legislative services

$14,808,000

$13,664,100

$1,143,900

$12,412,762

4

Information and technology services

$13,437,200

$12,982,700

$454,500

$11,398,144

5

Administrative services

$8,757,400

$8,656,700

$100,700

$7,208,795

6

Sergeant at Arms and Precinct Properties

$31,304,200

$22,403,600

$8,900,600

$20,402,433

8

Caucus support services

$11,297,300

$11,375,500

($78,200)

$13,618,383

9

Members' Compensation and Travel

$24,726,300

$25,947,800

($1,221,500)

$27,912,169

10

Members' Office Support Services

$50,384,700

$50,215,500

$169,200

$48,696,906

11

Ontario Legislative Internship Program

$314,700

$309,800

$4,900

$297,478

13

Facility upgrades

$3,840,500

$10,128,500

($6,288,000)

$2,310,719

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$160,233,000

$156,921,600

$3,311,400

$145,242,420

 

Total operating expense

$160,233,000

$156,921,600

$3,311,400

$145,242,420

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-itemsAmount

 

Operating expense

 

201-1

Office of the Speaker

 

 

Salaries and wages

$3,700

 

Employee benefits

$200

 

Transportation and communication

$230,100

 

Services

$167,600

 

Supplies and equipment

$34,300

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$435,900

201-2

Office of the Clerk

 

 

Salaries and wages

$571,900

 

Employee benefits

$164,300

 

Transportation and communication

$26,300

 

Services

$148,100

 

Supplies and equipment

$16,200

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$926,800

201-3

Legislative Services

 

 

Salaries and wages

$9,517,400

 

Employee benefits

$2,285,200

 

Transportation and communication

$683,900

 

Services

$1,837,100

 

Supplies and equipment

$587,400

 

Subtotal

$14,911,000

 

Less: recoveries

$103,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$14,808,000

201-4

Information and Technology Services

 

 

Salaries and wages

$8,562,900

 

Employee benefits

$2,055,400

 

Transportation and communication

$178,300

 

Services

$1,693,500

 

Supplies and equipment

$948,600

 

Subtotal

$13,438,700

 

Less: recoveries

$1,500

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$13,437,200

201-5

Administrative services

 

 

Salaries and wages

$5,286,700

 

Employee benefits

$1,235,800

 

Transportation and communication

$751,500

 

Services

$1,306,000

 

Supplies and equipment

$238,400

 

Subtotal

$8,818,400

 

Less: recoveries

$61,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$8,757,400

201-6

Sergeant at Arms and Precinct Properties

 

 

Salaries and wages

$11,322,700

 

Employee benefits

$2,717,500

 

Transportation and communication

$1,069,500

 

Services

$9,172,200

 

Supplies and equipment

$7,152,300

 

Subtotal

$31,434,200

 

Less: recoveries

$130,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$31,304,200

201-8

Caucus support services

 

 

Salaries and wages

$7,638,000

 

Employee benefits

$1,805,300

 

Transportation and communication

$341,400

 

Services

$1,336,500

 

Supplies and equipment

$176,100

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$11,297,300

201-9

Members' compensation and travel

 

 

Salaries and wages

$15,856,500

 

Employee benefits

$4,190,100

 

Transportation and communication

$2,373,600

 

Services

$2,294,400

 

Supplies and equipment

$11,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$24,726,300

201-10

Members' Office Support Services

 

 

Salaries and wages

$24,669,800

 

Employee benefits

$5,223,300

 

Transportation and communication

$5,791,300

 

Services

$11,247,400

 

Supplies and equipment

$3,452,900

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$50,384,700

201-11

Ontario Legislative Internship Program

 

 

Transfer payments

 

 

Ontario Legislative Internship Program

$314,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$314,700

201-13

Facility upgrades

 

 

Services

$3,840,500

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$3,840,500

 

Total operating expense for Office of the Assembly Program

$160,233,000

Commission(er)'s Program - vote 202

This program includes the Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario who oversees Ontario’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; the Office of the Integrity Commissioner who administers the Members’ Integrity Act, 1994; the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act; the Cabinet Ministers’ and Opposition Leaders’ Expenses Review and Accountability Act, 2002; Public Sector Expenses Review Act, 2009; as well as disclosing and investigating wrongdoing and ethical conduct under the Public Service of Ontario Act, 2006; and the Office of Financial Accountability Officer whose mandate is to administer the Financial Accountability Officer Act, 2013.

Effective April 1, 2019, duties associated with the position of Environmental Commissioner are transferred to the Environment Minister and the Auditor General. Effective May 1, 2019, duties associated with the position of French Language Services Commissioner are transferred to the Ombudsman. Effective May 1, 2019, the office of the Provincial Youth Advocate merged with the Ombudsman’s office.

Vote summary

Item numberItem

Estimates
2020-21

Estimates
2019-20

Difference
between
2020-21
and
2019-20

Actual
2018-19

 

Operating expense

 

 

 

 

-

Environmental Commissioner

-

-

-

$5,245,665

2

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

$20,652,600

$19,706,000

$946,600

$19,238,285

3

Office of the Integrity Commissioner

$4,528,400

$4,667,500

($139,100)

$2,896,020

-

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth

-

$1,543,300

($1,543,300)

$13,210,979

-

Office of the French Language Services Commissioner

-

$544,800

($544,800)

$2,624,058

6

Financial Accountability Officer

$3,850,000

$3,711,000

$139,000

$3,001,094

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$29,031,000

$30,172,600

($1,141,600)

$46,216,101

 

Total operating expense

$29,031,000

$30,172,600

($1,141,600)

$46,216,101

Standard account by item and sub-items

Vote-
item
number
Standard account by item and sub-itemsAmount

 

Operating expense

 

202-2

Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner

 

 

Salaries and wages

$13,885,500

 

Employee benefits

$3,682,500

 

Transportation and communication

$286,700

 

Services

$2,475,900

 

Supplies and equipment

$322,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$20,652,600

202-3

Office of the Integrity Commissioner

 

 

Salaries and wages

$2,756,800

 

Employee benefits

$661,600

 

Transportation and communication

$92,300

 

Services

$930,000

 

Supplies and equipment

$87,700

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$4,528,400

202-6

Financial Accountability Officer

 

 

Salaries and wages

$2,452,100

 

Employee benefits

$588,500

 

Transportation and communication

$56,500

 

Services

$642,900

 

Supplies and equipment

$110,000

 

Total operating expense to be voted

$3,850,000

 

Total operating expense for Commission(er)'s Program

$29,031,000