TORONTO, Feb. 15 /CNW/ - The Honourable Shawn Graham, MLA and Premier of
New Brunswick, and Greg Byrne, Minister of Business New Brunswick, will open
trading at the TSX Broadcast Centre on Wednesday, February 20, 2008.
Premier Graham will be in Toronto for a speech at the Economic Club of
Toronto and to meet with business leaders. As Premier, he has set the goal of
a self-sufficient New Brunswick by 2026; a New Brunswick that is more
competitive, less dependent on transfers from the federal government and in
greater control of its own destiny.
In order to make New Brunswick the place to be in Canada, Premier Graham
and his government are transforming New Brunswick's economy to be more
productive and more competitive by courting investments especially in
technology-rich industries and the energy sector.
First elected to the provincial Legislature in 1998, Shawn Graham became
New Brunswick's 31st Premier in October 2006. In his first 18 months as
Premier, a sense of optimism has been growing in the province. New Brunswick
has witnessed hundreds of millions of dollars in private investment in the
energy sector, the largest drop in the unemployment rate in Canada in 2007 and
the end of the longest period of population decline since the Great
Reporters are invited to the Market Open ceremony in the TSX Broadcast
Centre from 9:00am to 9:30am EST on Wednesday, February 20.
Where: TSX Broadcast Centre, 130 King Street West, Toronto
Time: 9:00 a.m. with the market opening at 9:30 a.m.
Media may pick up a feed from the TOC (television operations centre) for
all market open ceremonies. The feed is named TSX Transmit 2 and is produced
at the TSX and sent live to the TOC. Those featured in the market opening move
into position for the market open ceremony at approximately 9:27 a.m. and the
markets will open with the sound of a SIREN (the traditional market open on
Toronto Stock Exchange) at 9:30 a.m.
About TSX Group Inc. (TSX-X)
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, 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)