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TSX rises 0.41 percent to 16,612.81

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange'sS&P/TSX rose 68.57 points, or 0.41 percent, to 16,612.81.

* Leading the index were Ero Copper Corp , up 10.5 percent, Canopy Growth Corp , up 4.4 percent, and Martinrea International Inc , higher by 3.7 percent.

* Lagging shares were Hudbay Minerals Inc , down 4.0 percent, Kinross Gold Corp , down 3.3 percent, and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc , lower by 3.3 percent.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Hexo Corp and Aphria Inc .

* The TSX's energy group rose 0.09 points, or 0.1 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.31 points, or 0.4 percent.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 0.39 percent, or $0.25, to $64.01 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.47 percent, or $0.34, to $71.96 O/R

* The TSX is up 16 percent for the year.


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