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



    TORONTO, March 26 /CNW/ - Standard & Poor's has completed the monthly
rebalancing of the S&P/TSX 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/TSX Canadian
Bond Index after the close of March 30, 2007, as a result of the review
follows at the end of this release.
    Additions to and deletions from the S&P/TSX 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/TSX Canadian Bond Index, please go
to http://www.canadabondindices.standardandpoors.com

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    Bonds Entering
    (effective date: after close of business March 30, 2007)

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    CUSIP     Issue                      Coupon  Maturity
                                           (%)   Date       Sector
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    13509PBB8 Canada Housing Trust       4.0000  15-Jun-12  Federal Agencies
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    30766ZWP4 Farm Credit Canada         4.0000  24-May-13  Federal Agencies
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    642866FZ5 New Brunswick              4.5500  26-Mar-37  Provincials
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    29253ZAC9 Encana Corp.               4.3000  12-Mar-12  Energy
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    86721ZAB5 Suncor Energy Inc.         5.3900  26-Mar-37  Energy
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    36158ZBB1 GE Capital Canada Funding  4.3750  28-Sep-12  Financials
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    110574AE0 B.C. Ferry Services        5.0210  20-Mar-37  Industrials
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    87971MAF0 Telus Corporation          4.5000  15-Mar-12  Telecommunication
                                                            Services
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    87971MAG8 Telus Corporation          4.9500  15-Mar-17  Telecommunication
                                                            Services
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    44810ZAS9 Hydro One Inc.             4.8900  13-Mar-37  Utilities
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    Bonds Exiting
    (effective date: after close of business March 30, 2007)

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    CUSIP     Issue                      Coupon  Maturity
                                           (%)   Date       Sector
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    13509PAE3 Canada Housing Trust       4.4000  15-Mar-08  Federal Agencies
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    683234XY9 Ontario                    3.8750  08-Mar-08  Provincials
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    626209GA2 B.C. Municipal Finance
              Authority                  5.5000  24-Mar-08  Municipals
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    44991ZAB7 Enbridge Inc.              6.0400  05-Mar-08  Energy
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    88319ZAJ2 Textron Financial Corp.    4.0000  01-Apr-08  Financials
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    65409PAR5 Nif-T                      3.5420  17-Mar-08  Asset Backed
                                                            Securities
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