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



    TORONTO, Oct. 25 /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 October 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 October 31, 2007)

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    CUSIP        Issue                  Coupon   Maturity     Sector
                                           (%)   Date
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    135087YL2    Canada                 4.2500   01-Jun-18    Canadas
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    563469CY9    Manitoba              10.0000   15-May-11    Provincials
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    110709FN7    British Columbia       4.7000   18-Dec-12    Provincials
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    626209JB7    B.C. Municipal         4.8000   01-Dec-17    Municipals
                 Finance Authority
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    13668ZAP3    Canadian Tire          5.2200   01-Oct-10    Consumer
                                                              Discretionary
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    80928TAA5    Bank Of Nova Scotia    5.2500   01-Nov-17    Financials
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    17310ZEP2    Citigroup Finance      5.1300   25-Oct-10    Financials
                 Canada Inc.
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    36158ZBJ4    GE Capital Canada      5.2800   22-Oct-14    Financials
                 Funding
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    36158ZBK1    GE Capital Canada      5.7300   22-Oct-37    Financials
                 Funding
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    40427HND1    Hong Kong Bank         5.3100   12-Oct-10    Financials
                 of Canada
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    24422ZCB6    John Deere Credit      5.2500   18-Oct-10    Financials
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    496857AA1    Kingsway Fin.          6.0000   11-Jul-12    Financials
                 Services
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    35085ZAP1    407 International Inc. 4.9000   04-Oct-10    Industrials
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    007863AF0    Aeroports de Montreal  5.6700   16-Oct-37    Industrials
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    44810ZAT7    Hydro One Inc.         5.1800   18-Oct-17    Utlities
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    88078ZAF1    Terasen Gas            6.0000   02-Oct-37    Utlities
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    Bonds Exiting
    (effective date: after close of business October 31, 2007)

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    CUSIP        Issue                  Coupon   Maturity     Sector
                                           (%)   Date
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    651333EF9    Newfoundland           5.7000   07-Oct-08    Provincials
                 & Labrador
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    642798CF7    N.B. Electric         11.0000   12-Oct-08    Provincials
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    82509ZAA4    Shoppers Drug Mart     4.9700   24-Oct-08    Consumer
                                                              Staples
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    669771AH0    Nova Alberta Corp.    11.7000   15-Oct-08    Energy
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    063671GQ8    Bank of Montreal       4.4500   13-Oct-08    Financials
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    12509ZAA1    CDP Financial          4.2000   14-Oct-08    Financials
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    37970BAM5    Gloucester Credit      4.2740   15-Oct-08    Asset Backed
                 Card Trust                                   Securities
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    380881AS1    Golden Credit          4.1590   15-Oct-08    Asset Backed
                 Card Trust                                   Securities
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    380881AT9    Golden Credit          5.0690   15-Oct-08    Asset Backed
                 Card Trust                                   Securities
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