The TSX climbed 110 points at midday, lifted mostly by energy and material stocks.
Oil prices were strong on Friday, and Action Economics ( AE ) said underpinning is an IEA report finding that the OPEC-led production cut agreement among major oil producing nations reached 90% compliance in January, the first of the six-month plan to lift crude prices.
Meanwhile, AE also said the global stock market rally that was sparked by Trump's reference to a "phenomenal" tax announcement
Mining and metals advanced 1.9% and 2.7%, respectively. Energy rose 1.4%. Only telecoms were in the red, down 0.2%.
Total volume traded so far was 196.9 million shares. B2Gold (BTO.TO) was the most actively traded stock.
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