TSX Venture Exchange President speech to Small Explorers and Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC)



    CALGARY, Oct. 9 /CNW/ - In remarks today to the Small Explorers and
Producers Association of Canada (SEPAC), TSX Venture Exchange President Kevan
Cowan said TSX Group's exchanges have made a positive contribution to the
energy sector in listing, financing and trading. He offered these comments on
the recent recommendations from the Royalty Review Panel. "A stable,
transparent and predictable policy and regulatory framework is key to the
success of any industry sector. As you all know, providing a stable,
predictable and clear business environment is key to the success of Alberta's
oil and gas sector and an important objective for the province's overall
economy. We are confident that the Alberta Government will carefully review
the Royalty Review Panel's recommendations and continue to enhance the
investment climate for this province's key industrial sector."
    TSX Group is a leader in the oil & gas sector - more oil & gas companies
are listed on Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange than any other
exchange in the world. At the end of June 30, 2007, there were 434 oil & gas
companies with a total market capitalization of $544.9 billion listed on
Toronto Stock Exchange and TSX Venture Exchange.
    He also explained to the SEPAC members that TSX Venture Exchange is
well-positioned to represent the interests of junior companies. "We have the
advantage of being part of a larger group - an international leader in
financial markets. At the same time, we are focused on the needs of small
companies and we understand the oil and gas sector. I look forward to working
with your association on public policy issues of concern to the industry, and
to assisting those of you who are seeking ways to raise capital."

    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, Media & Marketing, 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; Sylvin Gauthier, Information Coordinator,
Montreal Office, (514) 788-2414, sylvin.gauthier@tsx.com


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