Standard & Poor's Announces the S&P Canadian Bond Index Rebalancing Report for December 2007



    TORONTO, Dec. 21 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's has completed the monthly
rebalancing of the S&P Canadian Bond Index. According to index methodology,
the universe of Canadian bonds is exhaustively reviewed to reflect changes in
par amount and term to existing index constituents. Qualifying new issues are
added to the index and existing constituents that no longer meet the criteria
for inclusion are removed.
    A complete list of bond issues entering and leaving the S&P Canadian Bond
Index after the close of December 31, 2007, as a result of the review follows
at the end of this release.
    Additions to and deletions from the S&P Canadian Bond Index do not in any
way reflect an opinion on the investment merits of the issuers concerned.
    For detailed information about the S&P Canadian Bond Index, please go to
http://www.canadabondindices.standardandpoors.com

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    Bonds Entering
    (effective date: after close of business December 31, 2007)
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                                                     Maturity
    CUSIP      Issue                     Coupon (%)    Date      Sector
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    135087YM0  Canada                      3.7500   01-Jun-10  Federal
                                                                Agencies
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    43812ZAQ3  Honda Canada Finance Inc.   5.3070   30-Nov-10  Consumer
                                                                Discretionary
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    13638ZBG9  Canadian Natural Resources  5.5000   17-Dec-10  Energy
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    29290ZAG5  Enbridge Consumers Gas      5.1600   04-Dec-17  Utilities
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    Bonds Exiting
    (effective date: after close of business December 31, 2007)
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                                                     Maturity
    CUSIP      Issue                     Coupon (%)    Date      Sector
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    13509PAH6  Canada Housing Trust         4.1000  15-Dec-08  Federal
                                                                Agencies
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    013051CT2  Alberta                      5.0000  16-Dec-08  Provincials
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    11070ZDJ0  British Columbia             4.3000  18-Dec-08  Provincials
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    642866FQ5  New Brunswick                4.2500  02-Dec-08  Provincials
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    891288AA0  Metro Toronto                5.1500  18-Dec-08  Municipals
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    063671AS0  Bank of Montreal            10.8500  20-Dec-08  Financials
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    134917AD5  Canada Life Assurance Co.    5.8000  11-Dec-08  Financials
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    17310ZCP4  Citigroup Finance            4.1100  12-Dec-08  Financials
                Canada Inc.
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    496857AA1  Kingsway Financial           6.0000  07-Nov-12  Financials
                Services Inc.
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    30591ZAA2  Falconbridge Nickel          8.5000  08-Dec-08  Materials
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    29290ZAB6  Enbridge Consumers Gas       4.4800  16-Dec-08  Utilities
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