Consolidated Financial Statements
To the Trustees of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan Trust Fund, Administrator of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan
We have audited the accompanying consolidated financial statements of the fund of Ontario Public Service Employees Union Pension Plan (the Plan), which comprise the consolidated statements of net assets available for benefits and accrued pension benefits and surplus as at December 31, 2010 and December 31 2009, and the consolidated statements of changes in net assets available for benefits, changes in accrued pension benefits and changes in unallocated surplus for the years then ended, and the related notes including a summary of significant accounting policies.
Management’s responsibility for the consolidated financial statements
Management is responsible for the preparation and fair presentation of these consolidated financial statements in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles, and for such internal control as management determines is necessary to enable the preparation of consolidated financial statements that are free from material misstatement, whether due to fraud or error.
Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these consolidated financial statements based on our audit. We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those standards require that we comply with ethical requirements and plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free from material misstatement.
An audit involves performing procedures to obtain audit evidence about the amounts and disclosures in the consolidated financial statements. The procedures selected depend on the auditor’s judgment, including the assessment of the risks of material misstatement of the consolidated financial statements, whether due to fraud or error. In making those risk assessments, the auditor considers internal control relevant to the entity’s preparation and fair presentation of the consolidated financial statements in order to design audit procedures that are appropriate in the circumstances, but not for the purpose of expressing an opinion on the effectiveness of the entity’s internal control. An audit also includes evaluating the appropriateness of accounting policies used and the reasonableness of accounting estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the consolidated financial statements.
We believe that the audit evidence we have obtained is sufficient and appropriate to provide a basis for our audit opinion.
In our opinion, the consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits and accrued pension benefits and surplus of the Plan as at December 31, 2010, and December 31, 2009, and the changes in its net assets available for benefits, accrued pension benefits and surplus for the years then ended in accordance with Canadian generally accepted accounting principles.
Chartered Accountants, Licensed Public Accountants
May 26, 2011