MONTREAL, Oct. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Montréal Exchange Inc. (MX) (TSX: MXX)
announced today that it has filed for regulatory approval of market rules
designed to govern the trading of Montréal Climate Exchange (MCeX)
environmental products on its electronic trading platform, SOLA(R), namely
futures contracts on Canadian carbon dioxide equivalent units.
The rules were filed with the Autorité des marchés financiers (Quebec).
The regulatory process provides for a 30-day public comment period on the MX
The regulatory filing is a key step forward in the plan, announced
July 25 by MX, to launch trading in a MCeX carbon futures contract. MCeX is a
joint venture of the MX and the Chicago Climate Exchange(R) (CCX).
The MCeX partners have taken a decision to launch trading in futures
products based on an assessment of the federal government's air emissions
policy released in April 2007 and consultations with potential market
participants, including large industrial emitters.
About Montréal Exchange Inc.
The Montréal Exchange (MX) is Canada's financial derivatives exchange.
The MX offers trading in Canadian interest rate, index and equity derivatives.
Clearing, settlement and risk management services are provided by an AA rated
clearing house, the Canadian Derivatives Clearing Corporation, fully owned by
the MX. Our integrated trading and clearing services are supported by a
proprietary suite of exchange technologies, known as SOLA(R). The MX also has
interests in: the Boston Options Exchange (BOX), a U.S. automated equity
options market, for which MX is the technical operator; the Canadian Resources
Exchange (CAREX), a new corporation created with NYMEX that is dedicated to
developing the Canadian energy market; and the Montréal Climate Exchange
(MCeX), a joint venture with the Chicago Climate Exchange(R), aiming to
establish the leading market for publicly traded environmental products in
Canada. For more information about the Montréal Exchange, please visit
For further information:
For further information: Lise Tessier, (514) 871-2424, ext. 412; Jean
Charles Robillard, (514) 871-3551 (after October 8, 2007)