Toronto Stock Exchange Senior VP speaks to Quebec City Chamber of Commerce



    QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 10 /CNW/ - Richard Nadeau, Senior Vice President,
Toronto Stock Exchange, was keynote speaker today at the Quebec City Chamber
of Commerce luncheon. In a far ranging speech, Mr. Nadeau provided an update
on the impact that global consolidation was having on the exchange world and
how TSX Group was building and enhancing its position.
    "We are seeing a race to put in place the fastest, cheapest and
highest-capacity trading technologies to meet new and burgeoning global
demands. We are seeing exchanges that once confined their activities to one or
two types of securities becoming multi-asset trading venues that link
equities, derivatives, fixed income securities, commodities."
    TSX Group is equally affected by this phenomenon. In addition to
operating Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange, TSX has expanded to
other asset classes. It operates Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX has partnered with the International Securities
Exchange (ISE) to launch DEX, a new derivatives marketplace, scheduled to
begin operations in 2009. Recently, TSX Group purchased on option to acquire,
in 2009, NetThruPut, a secure internet-based crude oil trading and clearing
platform. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading provider of
investor relations and related corporate communication services in Canada.
    He went on to tell Chamber members that TSX Group is an integral part of
the growth in cities like Quebec City and its surrounding regions. "Our focus
as an exchange group - locally and globally - is on small and medium sized
enterprises, promising start-ups that can gain the most benefit from the
support we provide. Some of the innovative financing instruments we've brought
to the Quebec market - such as the CPC (Capital Pool Company(R)) program - are
specifically targeted at companies in the small to medium sized category.
Quebec has responded particularly enthusiastically to the CPC program; this
unique product is now also being taken up in Ontario and the Atlantic
provinces as well."
    TSX has 158 Quebec-based companies with $273.1 Billion in market
capitalization. TSX Venture Exchange has 194 Quebec-based companies worth
$4.1 Billion market capitalization.

    About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
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    TSX Group operates Canada's two national stock exchanges, Toronto Stock
Exchange serving the senior equity market and TSX Venture Exchange serving the
public venture equity market, Natural Gas Exchange (NGX), a leading North
American exchange for the trading and clearing of natural gas and electricity
contracts and Shorcan Brokers Limited, the country's first fixed income
inter-dealer broker. TSX Group also owns The Equicom Group Inc., a leading
provider of investor relations and related corporate communication services in
Canada. TSX Group is headquartered in Toronto and maintains offices in
Montreal, Winnipeg, Calgary and Vancouver.





For further information:

For further information: Steve Kee, Director, Corporate Communications,
TSX Group Inc., Toronto Office, (416) 947-4682, Toll Free 1-888-873-8392,
Cellular (416) 358-3714, Vancouver Office (604) 602-6902, Calgary Office (403)
218-2892, steve.kee@tsx.com


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