Thomson Announces Resumption of Share Repurchase Program

    STAMFORD, Conn., Nov. 23 /CNW/ -- The Thomson Corporation (NYSE:   TOC;
TSX: TOC), a leading provider of information solutions to business and
professional customers worldwide, today announced it has resumed its share
repurchase program (normal course issuer bid).  Under the current program, the
company may repurchase up to 15 million of its common shares. Thomson
temporarily suspended repurchases prior to the company's announcement of its
proposed acquisition of Reuters Group PLC in May 2007.
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    Thomson continues to expect to receive regulatory clearance for the
Reuters transaction in the first quarter of 2008. While the regulatory review
process continues, integration planning efforts associated with the
acquisition are proceeding on course.
    Thomson has entered into a pre-defined plan with its broker to allow for
the repurchase of common shares at times when Thomson ordinarily would not be
active in the market due to its own internal trading blackout periods, insider
trading rules or otherwise.  This plan was adopted in accordance with the
requirements of applicable Canadian securities laws and Rule 10b5-1 under the
U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
    The Thomson Corporation
    The Thomson Corporation ( is a global leader in providing
essential electronic workflow solutions to business and professional
customers.  With operational headquarters in Stamford, Conn., Thomson provides
value-added information, software tools and applications to professionals in
the fields of law, tax, accounting, financial services, scientific research
and healthcare.  The Corporation's common shares are listed on the New York
and Toronto stock exchanges (NYSE:   TOC; TSX: TOC).
    This document does not constitute an offer for sale of any securities or
an offer or an invitation to purchase any such securities.  Following
satisfaction or waiver of the pre-conditions to the proposed Reuters
transaction, documents relating to the proposed transaction will be furnished
to or filed with the SEC.  Shareholders are urged to read such documents
regarding the proposed transaction if and when they become available, because
they will contain important information. Shareholders will be able to obtain
free copies of these documents, as well as other filings containing
information about the companies, without charge, at the SEC's website at, at the Canadian securities regulatory authorities' website at and from Thomson.  These documents will also be available for
inspection and copying at the public reference room maintained by the SEC at
100 F Street, N.E., Washington, D.C. 20549, United States.  For further
information about the public reference room, call the SEC at +1 800-732-0330.

    Media Contact:                           Investor Contact:

    Fred Hawrysh                              Frank J. Golden
    Global Director,                          Vice President,
    External Communications                   Investor Relations
    (203) 539-8314                           (203) 539-8470        

For further information:

For further information: Media: Fred Hawrysh, Global Director, External 
Communications, +1-203-539-8314,, or Investors: 
Frank J. Golden, Vice President, Investor Relations, +1-203-539-8470,, both of The Thomson Corporation Web Site:        

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