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KPMG LLP <br />Chartered Accountants <br />618 Greenwood Centre <br />3200 Deziel Drive <br />Windsor ON NSW 5K8 <br /> <br />Telephone (519) 251-3500 <br />Telefax (519) 25t-3530 <br /> (519) 251-3540 <br /> <br />www, <br /> <br />AUDITORS' REPORT <br /> <br />To the Warden and Members of Council of the Corporation of the County of Essex: <br /> <br />We have audited the consolidated statement of financial position of the Corporation of the County of <br />Essex as at December 31,2002 and the consolidated statements of financial activities and cash flows <br />for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the County's <br />administration. Our responsibility is to express-an opinion on these financial statements based on our <br />audit. <br /> <br />We conducted our audit in accordance with Canadian generally accepted auditing standards. Those <br />standards require that we plan and perform an audit to obtain reasonable assurance whether the <br />financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, <br />evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes <br />assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by administration, as well as <br />evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. <br /> <br />In our opinion, these consolidated financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the <br />financial position of the County as at December 31, 2002 and the results of its financial activities and <br />its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with the accounting principles prescribed by the <br />Public Sector Accounting Board of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants. <br /> <br />Our audit was conducted for the purpose of forming an opinion on the basic consolidated financial <br />statements taken as a whole. The current year's supplementary information included in Schedule 1 is <br />presented for the purposes of additional analysis and is not a required part of the basic consolidated <br />financial statements. Such supplementary information has been subjected to the auditing procedures <br />applied in the audit of the basic consolidated financial statements and, in our opinion, is fairly stated in <br />all material respects in relation to the basic consolidated financial statements taken as a whole. <br /> <br />Chartered Accountants <br /> <br />Windsor, Canada <br />June 6, 2003 <br /> <br /> <br />