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CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.15% to 16,304.08

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Leading the index were Corus Entertainment Inc, up 9.8%, Onex Corp​, up 5.3%, and Home Capital Group Inc​, higher by 5.1%.

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.15 percent to 16,304.08

* Leading the index were Corus Entertainment Inc <CJRb.TO​>, up 9.8%, Onex Corp​ ONEX.TO, up 5.3%, and Home Capital Group Inc​ HCG.TO, higher by 5.1%.

* Lagging shares were Parex Resources Inc​​ PXT.TO, down 4.0%, Cronos Group Inc​ CRON.TO, down 3.9%, and Gibson Energy Inc​ GEI.TO, lower by 3.7%.

* On the TSX 104 issues rose and 113 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 3 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 188.7 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Royal Bank Of Canada RY.TO, Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd CNQ.TO.

* The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 0.07 points, or 0.1%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 1.62 points, or 0.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 2.12%, or $0.86, to $39.78 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 1.86%, or $0.79, to $41.67 O/R

* The TSX is off 4.5% for the year.

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