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TSX Up 66 Points Mid-Afternoon in Broad Rally; Healthcare, Industrials Leading

The TSX climbed by 66 points mid-afternoon to 15067.54 after touching a new six-year high earlier, as concerns over the worsening violence in Iraq continued to support oil prices , pushing energy shares higher, as a result.

Energy shares rose 0.41%, with Suncor Energy (SU.TO) gaining more than 1% on news of a new CFO. Healthcare was the strongest sector with gains of 0.82%. Industrials followed, up 0.68%.

Meanwhile, miners turned positive and were up by 0.32%, buoyed by rising gold prices . The heavyweight financials jumped 0.45%.

Integris Pension Management Chief Strategy Officer Gavin Graham reportedly said: "There's still plenty of room for the Canadian market to keep running."

More than 209 million shares have changed hands so far. Talisman Energy (TLM.TO) was the most actively traded stock.

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