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Statement of Management Responsibility

Statement of Management Responsibility

Responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the accompanying financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2009 , and all information contained in this report rests with Board management. These statements have been prepared by management in accordance with Treasury Board accounting policies which are consistent with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles for the public sector, using management's best estimates and judgments where appropriate and give due consideration to materiality

Management is responsible for the integrity and objectivity of the information in these financial statements. To fulfill its accounting and reporting responsibilities, management maintains a set of accounts that provides a centralized record of the Board’s financial transactions. Financial information submitted to the Public Accounts of Canada is consistent with these financial statements.

Management maintains a system of financial management and internal control designed to provide reasonable assurance that financial information is reliable, that assets are safeguarded and that transactions are in accordance with the Financial Administration Act, are executed in accordance with prescribed regulations, Board policies and statutory requirements, within Parliamentary authorities and are properly recorded to maintain accountability of Government funds. Management also seeks to ensure the objectivity and integrity of data in its financial statements by careful selection, training and development of qualified staff, by organizational arrangements that provide appropriate divisions of responsibility, and by communication programs aimed at ensuring that regulations, policies, standards and managerial authorities are understood throughout the Board.

The financial statements of the Board have not been audited.


Casper Bloom, Q.C., Ad. E

Pierre Hamel
Chief Financial Officer

Ottawa, Canada
July 15, 2009