Standard & Poor's Announces Changes In S&P/TSX Canadian Indices



    TORONTO, Sept. 12 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's Canadian Index Operations
announces the following index changes as a result of the Quarterly S&P/TSX
Composite Index Review. These changes will be effective at the open on Monday,
September 22, 2008:

    
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                           S&P/TSX COMPOSITE INDEX
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                                  ADDITIONS
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                                                             Live Composite
    Issue Name                 Symbol    60/Completion      GICS Sector Index
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    Bankers Petroleum Ltd.       BNK       Completion             Energy
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    New Gold Inc.                NGD       Completion            Materials
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                                  DELETIONS
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                                                            Live Composite
    Issue Name                 Symbol    60/Completion      GICS Sector Index
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    CanWest Global
     Communications Corp.        CGS       Completion  Consumer Discretionary
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    Centerra Gold Inc.            CG       Completion            Materials
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    Fronteer Development Group                                   Materials,
           Inc.                  FRG       Completion    Div. Metals & Mining
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    High River Gold Mines Ltd.   HRG       Completion            Materials
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    Shore Gold Inc.              SGF       Completion            Materials
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    Changes to the S&P/TSX Composite Index will also affect the S&P/TSX Capped
Composite Index. Stocks added to or removed from the S&P/TSX Composite Index
will also be added to or removed from the appropriate Global Industry
Classification Standard (GICS) sector index.

        S&P/TSX GLOBAL GOLD INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2008 - QUARTERLY REVIEW


    DELETIONS
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    Issue Name                              Symbol         Exchange
    High River Gold Mines Ltd.                 HRG              TSX
    International Royalty Corporation          IRC              TSX
    Western Goldfields Inc.                    WGI              TSX

       S&P/TSX GLOBAL MINING INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2008 - QUARTERLY REVIEW

    ADDITIONS
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        Issue Name                         Symbol                 Exchange

    Mirabela Nickel Ltd.                         MNB                     TSX
    Natural Resource Partners, LP                NRP                    NYSE
    Penn Virginia Resource Partners, LP          PVR                    NYSE
    Southern Copper Corp.                        PCU                    NYSE
    Walter Industries Inc.                       WLT                    NYSE

    DELETIONS
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        Issue Name                         Symbol                 Exchange

    Altius Minerals Corporation                  ALS                     TSX
    Anatolia Minerals Development Ltd.           ANO                     TSX
    Apex Silver Mines Ltd.                       SIL                    AMEX
    CIC Energy Corp.                             ELC                     TSX
    High River Gold Mines Ltd.                   HRG                     TSX
    International Royalty Corporation            IRC                     TSX
    Laramide Resources Ltd.                      LAM                     TSX
    North American Palladium Ltd.                PDL                     TSX
    Western Goldfields Inc.                      WGI                     TSX

           S&P/TSX SMALLCAP INDEX - SEPTEMBER 2008 - ANNUAL REVIEW

                        ADDITIONS
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        Issue Name                         Symbol
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    Air Canada                                  AC.B
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    Altius Minerals Corporation                  ALS
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    Anderson Energy Ltd.                         AXL
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    Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund         ARF.UN
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    Aura Minerals Inc.                           ORA
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    Baffinland Iron Mines Corporation            BIM
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    Bankers Petroleum Ltd.                       BNK
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    BFI Canada Income Fund                    BFC.UN
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    Bird Construction Income Fund             BDT.UN
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    Boralex Inc.                                 BLX
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    Breaker Energy Ltd.                          WAV
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    Canadian Western Bank                        CWB
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    Canfor Corporation                           CFP
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    Capstone Mining Corp.                         CS
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    Celtic Exploration Ltd.                      CLT
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    Centerra Gold Inc.                            CG
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    Chemtrade Logistics Income Fund           CHE.UN
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    Churchill Corporation                        CUQ
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    Denison Mines Corp.                          DML
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    Detour Gold Corporation                      DGC
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    Empire Company Ltd.                        EMP.A
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    Evertz Technologies Limited                   ET
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    First Uranium Corporation                    FIU
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    FNX Mining Company Inc.                      FNX
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    Forsys Metals Corp.                          FSY
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    GENIVAR Income Fund                       GNV.UN
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    Grande Cache Coal Corporation                GCE
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    Harry Winston Diamond Corporation             HW
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    Hemisphere GPS Inc.                          HEM
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    Homburg Invest Inc.                        HII.A
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    Intermap Technologies Corporation            IMP
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    Iteration Energy Ltd.                        ITX
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    Ivanhoe Energy Inc.                           IE
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    Jean Coutu Group (PJC) Inc.                PJC.A
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                        ADDITIONS
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        Issue Name                         Symbol
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    Linamar Corporation                          LNR
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    MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates           MDA
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    Maple Leaf Foods Inc.                        MFI
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    Mega Uranium Ltd.                            MGA
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    MI Developments Inc.                       MIM.A
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    Migao Corporation                            MGO
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    North American Palladium Ltd.                PDL
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    Northbridge Financial Corp.                   NB
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    NovaGold Resources Inc.                       NG
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    PDX Resources Inc.                           PLG
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    Petro Andina Resources Inc.                  PAR
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    Polaris Minerals Corporation                 PLS
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    Questerre Energy Corporation                 QEC
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    Reitman's (Canada) Ltd.                    RET.A
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    Rogers Sugar Income Fund                  RSI.UN
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    Sandvine Corporation                         SVC
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    Sprott Resource Corp.                        SCP
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    Storm Exploration Inc.                       SEO
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    Strateco Resources Inc.                      RSC
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    Transcontinental Inc.                      TCL.A
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    Tusk Energy Corporation                      TSK
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    Universal Energy Group Ltd.                  UEG
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    Vero Energy Inc.                             VRO
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    WebTech Wireless Inc.                        WEW
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    Western Canadian Coal Corp.                  WTN
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    Western Goldfields Inc.                      WGI
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    Westport Innovations Inc.                    WPT
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    Xantrex Technology Inc.                      XTX
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                        DELETIONS
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        Issue Name                         Symbol
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    Advantage Energy Income Fund              AVN.UN
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    AltaGas Income Trust                      ALA.UN
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    Amerigo Resources Ltd.                       ARG
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    Avenir Diversified Income Trust           AVF.UN
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    Axia NetMedia Corporation                    AXX
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    Breakwater Resources Ltd.                    BWR
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    Celestica Inc.                               CLS
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    Chariot Resources Limited                    CHD
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    Com Dev International Ltd.                   CDV
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    Connors Bros. Income Fund                 CBF.UN
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    Constellation Copper Corporation             CCU
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    Corriente Resources Inc.                     CTQ
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    DundeeWealth Inc.                             DW
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    Endeavour Silver Corp.                       EDR
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    Enterra Energy Trust                      ENT.UN
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    Essential Energy Services Trust           ESN.UN
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    Eveready Income Fund                      EIS.UN
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    First Nickel Inc.                            FNI
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    Great Lakes Hydro Income Fund             GLH.UN
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    High River Gold Mines Ltd.                   HRG
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    International Royalty Corporation            IRC
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    JumpTV Inc.                                  JTV
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    Kaboose Inc.                                 KAB
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    Killam Properties Inc.                       KMP
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    Labopharm Inc.                               DDS
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    Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Income Fund     LIF.UN
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    Livingston International Income Fund      LIV.UN
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    March Networks Corporation                    MN
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    MEGA Brands Inc.                              MB
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    Melcor Developments Inc.                     MRD
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    Miranda Technologies Inc.                     MT
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    Morguard REIT                             MRT.UN
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    Mosaid Technologies Inc.                     MSD
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    Nevsun Resources Ltd.                        NSU
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    Newport Partners Income Fund              NPF.UN
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    Open Text Corporation                        OTC
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    Peak Energy Services Trust                PES.UN
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    Progress Energy Trust                     PGX.UN
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    QLT Inc.                                     QLT
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    Quest Capital Corp.                           QC
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    SFK Pulp Fund                             SFK.UN
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    Total Energy Services Trust               TOT.UN
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    Transition Therapeutics Inc.                 TTH
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    Tristar Oil & Gas Ltd.                       TOG
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    Zarlink Semiconductors Inc.                   ZL
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    ZCL Composites Inc.                          ZCL
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    Company additions to and deletions from an S&P index do not in any way
reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the company.

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