The ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent reasonably possible and before fees and expenses, the performance of a selected short term Canadian government bond index, which Index is divided into five groupings with staggered maturities. The ETF seeks to replicate the performance of the Solactive 1-5 Year Laddered Canadian Government Bond TR Index (the 'Index'). The investment strategy of the ETF is to invest, directly
or indirectly, in a portfolio of short-term Canadian government fixed income securities that closely matches the Index. The Index is composed of a 1-5-year ladder of investment-grade Government bonds issued in the Canadian market, with an effective term to maturity between one and six years.