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Message from the Chair 3

With Thanks To…

The dedication and high-quality work that the volunteers of the Board and its committees do
each year is what enables the AcSB to accomplish its goals. The efforts and devotion of the
AcSB staff are also a crucial component to any success and in leading changes to accounting
standards in Canada.

I would like to thank the new Accounting Standards Director, Rebecca Villmann, who has been
my right-hand advisor and who delicately balances staff and projects to serve the Board and
its strategic plan. She has also been my travel partner during our multiple trips across Canada
consulting with stakeholders and internationally, discussing Canadian and global standards.

AcSOC was a tremendous help to the AcSB over the past year. In addition to overseeing
the Board’s activities to ensure we are serving the public interest, AcSOC remains a valuable
sounding board for the AcSB. The Council provides high-level input on strategic matters
and ensures the process for setting standards is functioning as it should.

In particular, I wish to thank Deloitte, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers
Canada for their incredible support of the Board when it hosted the IFRS Foundation Trustees
and IASB at its major stakeholder event of the year, “IFRS and Global Standards: A Canadian
Perspective.”

Condolences

Finally, on behalf of the Board and staff, I would like to extend my sincere condolences to
the family, friends and colleagues of Glenn Rioux, former Vice-President, Standards at
CPA Canada. Glenn passed away in September 2014, following a brave battle against
acute leukemia. We will remember Glenn for his passion for accounting, creative ideas,
but above all, for his remarkable personality and humanity.

Linda F. Mezon, FCPA, FCA, CPA (MI)
Chair, Accounting Standards Board
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