Annual Reports to Parliament 2003-2004

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Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada
Management Responsibility for Financial Statements

Responsibility for the integrity and objectivity of the accompanying financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2004 and all information contained in this report rests with the management of the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada.

These statements have been prepared by management in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, using management's best estimates and judgements where appropriate. These statements should be read within the context of the significant accounting policies set out in the Notes.

Management has developed and maintains books, records, internal controls and management practices designed to provide reasonable assurance that the Office's assets are safeguarded and controlled, that resources are managed economically and efficiently in the attainment of the Office's objectives, and that transactions are in accordance with the Financial Administration Act and regulations and the Privacy Act.

The transactions and financial statements of the Office have been audited by the Auditor General of Canada, an independent auditor.

(Original signed by)

Jennifer Stoddart
Privacy Commissioner of Canada

(Original signed by)

Raymond D'Aoust
Assistant Privacy Commissioner

Ottawa, Canada
October 8, 2004

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