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RBC Capital Markets' Passport 2008 Transportation Conference

TORONTO, September 8, 2008 — With challenges come opportunities. The current softness in the overall economy has presented many challenges for companies operating in the freight transportation and airline/aerospace sectors. Despite this, each sector has come up with innovative ways to combat these pressures, while positioning themselves to take advantage of opportunities when economic conditions improve. Volume weaknesses experienced by the railways have provided the opportunity to improve operating efficiencies, while the competitive landscape in trucking has changed dramatically over the past few years. Record high fuel prices have impacted all transportation related companies with the airlines taking different measures to cope with rising costs through fleet optimization, capacity adjustments, fuel surcharges and new international alliances.

At the upcoming RBC Capital Markets' Passport 2008 Transportation Conference, we will have the leading players in both the freight transportation and airline/aerospace sectors discussing industry trends and new developments through interactive panel discussions and "fire-side chats".

RBC Capital Markets presents
"Passport 2008 Transportation Conference"

September 10, 2008 from 8:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.

Le Meridien King Edward Hotel, 37 King Street East, Toronto, Ontario

There will be a combination of panel discussions and "in conversation with" sessions. Presenting companies from the airline / aerospace sector include Air Canada, WestJet Airlines, Jazz Air, Porter Airlines, CAE and Bombardier. From the freight transportation side, presenting companies include Canadian Pacific Railway and Canadian National Railway, TransForce, Vitran and Livingston International. There will also be panel discussions covering timely topics such as Ports and Vessels with Westshore Terminals, Seaspan and COSCO. Finally, SNC-Lavalin will discuss investing in transportation infrastructure from a financial return perspective.

Media Registration:
Media interested in attending the conference can call Jackie Braden at 416-974-2124. Media are also invited to listen to the webcast at: http://www.wsw.com/webcast/rbc96. The webcast will be archived for
90 days.

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For more information, contact:
Jackie Braden, Manager, RBC, Media Relations, (416) 974-2124, jackie.braden@rbc.com


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