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Owner Rebecca MacDonald Madeleine Paquin Teresa Cascioli Janis Grantham Marilyn Sheftel Robin Todd Renée Unger Lynn Hsu Susan Niczowski Lise Watier Margaret Hachey Shannon Bowen-Smed Jacqueline Shan Sandra Wilson Becky McKinnon Fatima Cabral Rossana Di Zio Magnotta Arlene Dickinson Neena Kanwar Sylvia Vogel Lee McDonald Connie Clerici Nancy Adamo Linda Marie Collier Wendy Porter Teresa Spinelli Sherri Stevens Sylvia Benchimol Kim Weimer Lily Durepos Eveline Charles Manishi Sagar

Title Executive Chair President & CEO Chair and CEO President & COO Dealer Principal CEO and Chairman President President CEO President Managing Partner President & CEO President, CEO, CSO Founder Executive Chairman Chair Co-Founder and President President President CEO President & CEO President & CEO President President & CEO President President President President President Co-owner President & CEO President & CEO

Company Energy Savings Income Fund Logistec Corp. Lakeport Brewing Income Fund Eagle Professional Resources Inc. Silverhill Acura Marks Supply Inc. Renee's Gourmet Foods Inc. Macdonald Realty Investment Ltd. Summer Fresh Salads Inc. Lise Watier Cosmétiques Inc. Duocom Canada Inc. BOWEN Workforce Solutions Inc. CV Technologies Inc. Robeez Footwear Ltd. Timothy's Coffees of the World Inc. Pink Elephant Inc. Magnotta Winery Corp. Venture Communications Ltd. KMH Cardiology & Diagnostic Centres Canderm Pharma Inc. Southmedic Inc. Closing the Gap Healthcare Group Hockley Valley Resort (The Adamo Group) Tri-ad International Freight Forwarding Ltd. Endpoint Research Ltd. Italian Centre Shop Ltd. Stevens Resource Group Inc. Stone Tile International Inc. Fastener Warehouse Ltd. Broadway Place Ltd./Alliance Assurance Inc. EvelineCharles Salons-Spas (Eveline Charles Group) The Kinderville Group

Stock Symbol SIF.UN (TSX) LGT.A (TSX) TFR.UN (TSX)

CVQ (TSX)

MGN (TSX)

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Manuela Marcheggiani Isabel Alexander Kim McArthur Gloria Dona Linda Lundström Verna Alford Lakshmi Raj Jean Saunders Lori Freeman Marion Witz Kate Bird Farah Perelmuter Anne Tomalin Dawna Henderson Viive Tamm Jill Anderson Johanne Bourque Laura Hansen Lynn Hazlett Jennifer Mulholland Diana Joseph Joanne McLean and Wendy Derrick Jane Gowing Gloria Parsons Sylvie Hyndman and Nancy Wiesner Solange Strom Jean Greer McCarthy Victoria Sopik Cynthia Richards Joy Rosen and Lisa Olfman Marla Kott and Ellen Flanders Elana Rosenfeld Robin Howlings Lee-Anne Arkell Pat McNamara Kathryn From and Shery Leeder

CEO President President & Publisher President President & Chief Creative Officer President Co-Founder & Co-CEO President President President President & CEO CEO President President & Managing Partner Managing Director President & CEO President President President & CEO President President Directors President President Co-Presidents President Founding Partner President & CEO President Founders & Presidents CEO; President CEO President & CEO President President CEO; President

Isomers Laboratories Inc. Phancorp Inc. McArthur & Co. Publishing Ltd. Optionelle (Underlines Inc.) Linda Lundstrom Inc. Alford's Floors & Interiors (1967) Ltd. Replicon Inc. Merit Impressions Inc. Nettlewoods Inc. Elizabeth Grant International Inc. Career Essentials Inc. Speakers' Spotlight (Ad-Mar Consulting Ltd.) CanReg Inc. henderson bas Tamm Communications Inc. Aecometric Corp. Gestion Jardin de Ville Inc. Image Group Inc. Primex Customs & Logistics Inc. RW Industries Ltd. Wen-Di Interiors Ltd. Fern Hill School Gowing Contractors Ltd. Chancellor Park Inc. Dynamic Employment Solutions Inc. L'Occitane Canada (a division of Stroms' Enterprises Ltd.) Greer Homes Ltd. Kids & Company Ltd. Event Spectrum Inc. Portfolio Entertainment Inc. Imprint Plus (Illen Products Ltd.) Kicking Horse Coffee Co. Ltd. Danamark Industries Ltd. Peekaboo Child Care Centre Inc. APEX Public Relations Inc. Bravado Designs Inc. c 2006 Rogers Publishing Ltd.

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Jocelyna Dubuc Janice E. Parente P.J. Ferguson Linda Hipp Lori Van Opstal Teresa Coady Bonnie Derry Christine Allen Catherine Winckler Sabine Schleese Debra Lykkemark Alison and Hannah McIver Jean A. (Bobi) Smith Monica Noren Catherine Daw Ruth Douglas Diane Price Cheryl Cain Dawn Branton Mary Aitken Marina Kun Nicola Teles and Catherine Rose Joyce Groote Doris Valade Cybele Negris Lilia Fraser Julie Rusciolelli Gaye Moffett Ann Kaplan Keiran Glynn Carol Denman Lori Billey and Monique Fikar

President President & Managing Director President President President Partner CEO Managing Partner Partner Managing Director President President; CEO President President President President & CEO Owner President CEO Managing Director President Co-Presidents President & CEO President Co-founder & COO General Manager President President President & CEO President President Chief Creative Officer; CEO

Spa Eastman Ltd. Ethica Clinical Research Inc. ABL Employment Inc. Lija Style Inc. Your Advantage Staffing Consultants Inc. Bunting Coady Architects Infotel Directories (Endymion Holdings Ltd.) ABC Communications Ltd. Fleming Creative Group (Fleming Design Partnership) Schleese Saddlery Service Ltd. Culinary Capers Catering Inc. Agribiotics Inc. C.W. Smith Crane Service Ltd. BPC Business Pro Computer Products Ltd. SPM Group Ltd. News Canada Inc. Ashern Garage Ltd. Cain Express (Wm. H. Cain Agency Ltd.) Tech Electronic Services (1254719 Ontario Ltd.) Verity (Veritprop Ltd.) Kun Shoulder Rest Inc. Sterling Employment Group Inc. Holey Soles Holdings Ltd. Malabar Super Spice Co. Ltd. Webnames.ca Inc. Pump House Brewery Ltd. Maverick Public Relations Inc. GEM Health Care Services Inc. Medicard Finance Inc. Kent Legal Personnel & Associates Ltd. Atchison & Denman Court Reporting Services RED Communications Inc.

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City Toronto Montreal Hamilton, Ont. Ottawa Calgary Kitchener, Ont. Toronto Vancouver Woodbridge, Ont. Montreal Richmond Hill, Ont. Calgary Edmonton Burnaby, B.C. Toronto Burlington, Ont. Vaughan, Ont. Calgary Mississauga, Ont. St-Laurent, Que. Barrie, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Orangeville, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Mississauga, Ont. Edmonton Woodstock, Ont. Toronto Saskatoon Grand Falls, N.B. Edmonton Candiac, Que.

Website www.esif.ca www.logistec.com www.lakeportbrewing.ca www.eagleonline.com www.silverhillacura.com www.markssupply.net www.renees.com www.macrealty.com www.summerfresh.com www.lisewatier.com www.duocom.ca www.bowenworks.ca www.cvtechnologies.com www.robeez.com www.timothys.com www.pinkelephant.com www.magnotta.com www.openminds.ca www.kmhlabs.com www.canderm.com www.southmedic.com www.closingthegap.ca www.hockley.com www.tri-ad.ca www.endpointresearch.com www.italiancentre.ca www.stevensresourcegroup.com www.stone-tile.com No website www.alliance-assurance.com www.evelinecharles.com www.kinderville.com

Founded Revenue 1997 1,212,314,000 1952 188,964,000 1992 133,008,000 1996 87,765,099 1987 59,817,293 1962 50,155,764 1985 48,384,491 1944 44,333,090 1991 41,175,270 1972 35,199,670 1974 33,364,544 1974 33,103,893 1992 31,850,112 1994 28,514,549 1975 26,466,150 1991 23,309,264 1990 22,184,354 1984 22,071,271 1988 20,169,905 1972 18,679,632 1983 17,956,190 1992 17,755,375 1985 17,442,033 1988 17,015,000 1990 16,101,293 1955 15,954,402 1990 15,835,102 1991 15,174,313 1994 12,906,350 1972 12,735,228 1984 12,219,208 1990 12,115,000

Type of Business Offers fixed-price gas and electricity supply contracts Provides cargo-handling services and marine transportation Beer and beverage producer Provides temporary information-technology staffing Sells and services new and used cars Distributes plumbing and HVAC supplies Produces salad dressings, dips and sauces Real estate services Produces salads, dips and appetizers Cosmetics and fragrance manufacturer Audiovisual services Staffing agency Manufactures herbal remedies Manufactures soft-soled baby shoes Café operator and franchisor Information-technology consulting Produces beer, wine and spirits Marketing and communication services Operates cardiology and diagnostic centres Licenses and markets skin-care products Medical products distributor Provides home healthcare and hospital services Operates conference and resort facilities Transportation, logistics and customs brokering Manages clinical trials Retails and distributes European foods Staffing agency Tile importer and distributor Wholesaler of industrial fasteners Insurance broker Salon and spa operator Owns and managers child-care centres and schools

Full-time Employees 435 300 200 994 65 155 105 53 145 126 180 35 50 484 120 117 76 70 110 65 95 200 140 53 107 60 46 70 27 120 200 370

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Toronto Brampton, Ont. Toronto London, Ont. Toronto Regina Calgary Calgary Mississauga, Ont. Toronto Markham, Ont. Toronto Dundas, Ont. Toronto Toronto Richmond Hill, Ont. Mirabel, Que. Vancouver Mississauga, Ont. Oakville, Ont. Calgary Oakville, Ont. St. George, Ont. St. John's Brampton, Ont. Toronto Lethbridge, Alta. Thornhill, Ont. Toronto Toronto Vancouver Invermere, B.C. Brampton, Ont. Brampton, Ont. Toronto Toronto

www.isomers.ca www.phancorp.com www.mcarthur-co.com www.optionelle.com www.lindalundstrom.com No website www.replicon.com www.meritimpressions.com www.nettlewoods.com www.elizabethgrant.com www.career-essentials.com www.speakers.ca www.canreginc.com www.TheNiceAgency.com www.tcicanada.com www.aecometric.com www.jardindeville.com www.imagegroupinc.ca www.primexlogistics.com www.rockwoodteak.com www.wendiinteriors.com www.fernhillschool.com www.gowingcontractors.com www.chancellorpark.ca www.dynamicemployment.com www.loccitane.ca www.greerhomes.net www.kidsandcompany.ca www.eventspectrum.com www.portfolioentertainment.com www.imprintplus.com www.kickinghorsecoffee.com www.danamark.com www.peekabookid.com www.apexpr.com www.bravadodesigns.com

1988 1989 1998 1982 1974 1967 1996 1993 1991 1997 1998 1995 1996 1999 1998 1978 1956 1992 2000 1992 1983 1982 1998 1991 1996 1999 1993 2002 1997 1991 1982 1996 1975 1999 1998 1992

12,004,474 11,310,631 10,801,377 10,494,080 10,377,435 10,264,777 9,881,558 9,861,225 9,163,693 8,886,290 8,619,384 8,228,745 8,137,235 8,033,657 7,922,203 7,904,828 7,848,704 7,593,437 7,538,816 7,501,114 7,491,591 7,395,384 7,210,527 6,869,949 6,706,223 6,693,000 6,624,780 6,467,899 6,440,134 6,294,000 6,230,121 6,043,408 5,877,620 5,613,543 5,431,450 5,247,267

Cosmetics and skin-care product manufacturer Chemicals wholesaler Book publisher Designs and manufactures women's apparel Designs and manufactures women's apparel Retails, installs floors, furniture and window coverings Develops Web-based billing/time-sheet technology Promotional products distributor Manufactures hair-care, skin-care and bath products Manufactures skin-care products Skills training for unemployed and injured workers Speaker agency Provides drug registration services to pharmaceutical firms Digital sales and marketing agency Advertising and marketing agency Designs custom burners for industrial applications Patio furniture retailer Promotional products distributor Freight forwarding Manufactures and distributes teak furniture Interior decorating Private elementary-school operator Engineering and environmental construction Long-term nursing care Provides recruiting and HR consulting Distributes and retails bath and beauty products Residential construction Child-care for corporate employees Event planning/management firm Television producer, distributor Designs and manufactures name badges Coffee distributor Distributes water-filtration equipment Daycare operator Public relations agency Manufactures maternity and nursing lingerie

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Eastman, Que. www.spa-eastman.com Dorval, Que. www.ethicaclinical.ca Burlington, Ont. www.ablemployment.com Richmond, B.C. www.lijastyle.com Cambridge, Ont. www.transportjobs.net Vancouver www.buntingcoady.com Vernon, B.C. www.infotel.ca Quesnel, B.C. www.abccomm.com Vancouver www.flemingcreativegroup.com Holland Landing, Ont. www.schleese.com Vancouver www.culinarycapers.com Cambridge, Ont. www.agribiotics.com Toronto www.cwsmithcraneservice.com Vancouver www.businesspro.com Toronto www.spmgroup.ca Toronto www.newscanada.com Ashern, Man. No website Burlington, Ont. www.cainexpress.com Lindsay, Ont. www.techelectronic.com Toronto www.verity.ca Ottawa www.kunrest.com Brampton, Ont. No website Vancouver www.holeysoles.com Burlington, Ont. www.malabarsuperspice.com Vancouver www.webnames.ca Moncton, N.B. www.pumphousebrewery.ca Toronto www.maverickpr.com Ottawa www.gemhealthcare.com Toronto www.medicard.com Toronto www.kentlegal.com Toronto www.stenographers.com Edmonton www.red-advertising.com

1977 2002 2000 1997 1997 1992 1989 1989 1983 1986 1986 1997 1965 1986 1992 1981 1990 1976 1987 2003 1974 2003 2002 1982 2000 1999 1999 1994 1996 1972 1985 2001

5,159,499 5,062,371 5,015,258 4,931,807 4,857,418 4,814,141 4,705,991 4,529,801 4,448,906 4,379,518 4,374,726 4,330,000 4,247,195 4,167,800 4,148,965 4,148,680 4,112,506 4,056,056 4,015,681 3,812,916 3,770,663 3,758,795 3,511,404 3,383,147 3,287,664 3,188,970 3,154,172 3,097,604 3,078,011 2,922,574 2,861,631 2,834,730

Spa resort operator Manages clinical trials; provides ethics consulting Staffing agency Manufactures women's golfwear Provides recruiting for transportation firms Architectural services Publishes telephone directories Telecommunications sales and service Graphic design firm Manufactures riding saddles and tack Provides catering services Produces crop inoculants Provides lift/crane services Information technology services Strategic project management consulting Public relations agency Gas bar operator Provides transportation, warehousing services Satellite, electronics and car-audio distributor Women's club operator Manufactures stringed-instrument accessories Staffing agency Footware distributor Manufactures and distributes spices, food-processing equipment Domain-name services Operates breweries, brew pubs Public relations agency Private health-care services provider Provides loans for elective surgery Legal recruiting Court reporting services Marketing communications agency

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Part-time Employees 1,035 1,000 70 0 2 4 20 13 0 28 3 0 0 0 20 1 33 0 14 2 3 310 85 5 4 50 6 0 5 0 81 0

Inside Track Has notched first place on the PROFIT W100 ranking for the fourth straight year Has recorded profits every year since 1969 and has more than doubled annual revenue since 1995 Recently began offering its Pilsner, Honey Lager and Light beers in cans after customers requested it Company perk: employees enjoy free breakfast at work every morning Sells about 1,000 cars a year, making it the largest-volume Acura dealer in Canada Also offers repair services to clients with damaged whirlpools, showers and spas Recently launched Wellness dressings, which are free of dairy products, lactose, gluten and refined sugars Services: commercial property management, mortgage financing, project marketing and live auctions New products: Artichoke and Asiago Dip; Sage and Onion Stuffing with Cranberries; and Chicken Tortilla Soup Offers more than 350 products, including Neiges eau de parfum, a perennial best-seller in Quebec Clients include Via Rail and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada Recently partnered with the Alberta government on an immigrant integration program called Immigrant Works Received regulatory approval in May from the FDA to sell its cold and flu remedy, COLD-fX, in the U.S. Was purchased in September by Richmond, Ind.-based Stride Rite Corp. for $30.5 million All its coffee beans are custom roasted in its 35,000-sq.-ft. facility in the Toronto area Won the 2005 Ontario Global Traders Award for achievements in innovation, leadership and product excellence Owns vineyards in Ontario‟s Niagara Peninsula and Chile; also operates seven retail locations and an e-commerce site Customers include Lipton, Knorr, National Sports, Sport Chek and Canada‟s Walk of Fame Kanwar formed and is president of the Independent Diagnostics Clinics Association Recently launched Evolence, a collagen-based injectable treatment that smooths facial lines and wrinkles Products include OxyArm, an oxygen delivery device, and Anti-Spil, an adapter that reduces wasted anesthetic Services include nursing, home support, rehabilitation, medical-legal consulting Boasts 104 guest rooms, an 18-hole championship golf course, an 8,000-sq.-ft. European spa and 17 conference rooms Recently began servicing pharmaceutical and aerospace customers Provides Phase I/II to IV clinical development services to pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical-device companies Imports food products from Italy, Spain, Croatia, Greece, Switzerland, Turkey, India and Portugal Services include temporary staffing and professional search, plus behavioural and technical employee assessments Supplies limestone, marble, granite, porcelain, ceramic and glass tiles to tile contractors and individuals Success secret: “We do not market. We call the buyer and tell him or her that we can supply just-in-time at a better price” Became ISO9001:2000 certified in 1998: “It was a long and tedious process, but well worth the investment” Also operates the The EvelineCharles Academy, which offers students training in cosmetology, beauty and esthetics Recently signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates‟ prime minister to bring Kinderville to the UAE

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Specialty: anti-aging products such as Wrinkle Viper, Fast Lift eye serum and Desert Youth body lotion Recently relocated its corporate headquarters from Port Franks, Ont. to Brampton, Ont. Sixty of its books became best-sellers in the company‟s first eight years; 20 were No. 1 best-sellers Markets its products through a network of independent consultants, similar to Mary Kay and Pampered Chef Best advice: “Seek out the „stories‟ about your company and use them to develop PR about your business” Best practice: “I let various financial institutions compete for my business; the result is lower interest rates and service fees” Boasts more than 4,200 customers worldwide, including Ernst & Young, Sony Music Entertainment and Charles Schwab Claim to fame: has won more awards for creativity than any other promo products distributor in Western Canada Best advice: Hire a strong product-development team and promote from within the company Newest product: Biocollasis Advanced Cellular Eye Cream, which promises to repair fine lines and crow‟s feet Recently won a contract to provide General Educational Development (GED) test preparation to City of Toronto staff Clients include Roberta Bondar, Margaret Trudeau, Harry Rosen and David Suzuki Its employees are chemists, microbiologists, pharmacologists, molecular biologists, physicians and nurses Clients include Molson, Nike, ING Direct, Dockers, Nintendo, Levi Strauss & Co. Services include website design, brand development, trade-show booth design, annual-report writing, employee handbooks Currently building a plant in Luoyang, China, and may build another in Toronto Celebrity clients include Jean Chrétien, Céline Dion and Paul Desmarais Voted 2005 National Distributor of the Year (Western Region) by the Promotional Products Association of Canada Its group of companies also includes Bradley Transportation Services Inc. and RV Storage & Assembly Ltd. Best advice: “Spend as much as you can afford on marketing in order to create a unified image” Recently launched Windows By Wen-Di, a service that helps homeowners choose blinds, shutters and draperies Parents pay $7,260 to $14,610 per year; class sizes never exceed 18 students Supplies and installs equipment and piping for water and waste-water treatment plants, pumping stations and reservoirs Philosophy: to provide integrated services that maintain or promote the client‟s independence, dignity and quality of life Best advice: Financiers should have complementary competencies and a firm understanding of your business Operates 10 boutiques in Alberta, B.C., Ontario and Quebec Recently won the 2005 Builder of the Year Award, presented by the Lethbridge Home Builders‟ Association Recently opened, in downtown Toronto, the first 24/7 daycare in Canada Clients include Nissan, Volvo, Berkshire Securities, Bombardier and the Toronto Blue Jays Foundation Its distribution arm is a supplier to top TV networks, including Disney Channel, Fox Kids and Discovery Provides custom-made name bagdes to some 25,000 customers in 57 countries Most popular blends: Kick Ass Coffee, Three Sisters and 454 Horsepower Clients include McDonald‟s, Burger King, Cineplex Odeon, Coca-Cola, Second Cup Provides care to more than 1,000 children every day at 11 Ontario locations Clients: BMO Financial Group, Coca-Cola, Grand & Toy, Second Cup, Kellogg Canada, HMV Canada Boasts many celebrity clients, including Sarah Jessica Parker, Jennifer Garner and Britney Spears c 2006 Rogers Publishing Ltd.

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Dubuc was honoured as an inaugural inductee in the newly created Canadian Tourism Hall of Fame Recently released the first volume of a book series entitled Best Practices in Canadian Human Research Specialty: providing long-term temporary and temp-to-hire staff in industrial and warehouse positions Clients include Nordstrom, big-box retailer GolfTown and Pebble Beach Company, an upscale golf resort in California Best advice: “Create a product or service that is needed, and do it better than anyone else” Its focus on the Integrated Design Process involves the client in all aspects of design and construction Competes with big phone companies; wins by charging 50% less Is the largest provider of integrated telecommunication products and services in northern B.C. Services include concept development, copywriting, design and production Produces upward of 1,000 custom-made saddles each year Hired by the B.C. government to provide catering for athletes at the 2006 Olympics in Torino, Italy Acquired in March 2006 by German chemicals and pharmaceutical company Merck KGaA for US$24.5 million Best advice: “Acknowledge the part your workers play in your success. Genuinely care!” Customers: large corporations, government bodies, educational institutions Clients include SunLife Financial Group, Canadian Television Fund, Sun-Rype, George Brown College Provides copyright-free news content to the Canadian media in both English and French Services: 24-hour restaurant, convenience store, Greyhound and Purolator depots Seven of its drivers have been with the firm for more than 15 years; each is thanked by name on its website Best advice: “Remember that employees make the choice to work with you, and that they have family lives” Its amenities include a fitness club, yoga studio, pool, private dining rooms, spa, concierge and restaurant with sommelier World-famous violinists and violists, including Midori, Gil Shaham and Maxim Vengerov, use its shoulder rests Best advice: “Have an honest sales approach. Never mislead clients or prospects” Ranked No. 1 on the 2006 PROFIT HOT 50 list of Canada‟s fastest-growing young companies Best advice: “Do a full and complete business plan. No shortcuts! Use a consultant or an advisor to assist” Customers include many of Canada‟s top law firms as well as Fortune 1000 companies Its Pump House-brand beer is available in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, P.E.I., Newfoundland and Ontario Services: media relations; field marketing; speech writing; crisis communications; media training; sponsorship evaluation Clients: individuals, hospitals, government and long-term care facilities Also offers financing for veterinary procedures; promises faster approval than the banks Provides placement services for legal secretaries, law clerks, office clerks and administrative management Also offers mediation, audio and digital transcribing, minute-taking and conferencing services Clients include Allied Van Lines, the Edmonton Oilers, Mr. Sub and TELUS

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