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TSX rises 0.34% to 17,293.42

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- The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises  0.34 percent to 17,293.42 

- Leading the index were Hexo Corp , up 14.4%, Canopy Growth Corp , up 11.8%, and Cronos Group Inc , higher by 10.7%.

- Lagging shares were Corus Entertainment Inc , down 7.1%, Alacer Gold Corp, down 5.6%, and Centerra Gold Inc, lower by 5.4%.

- On the TSX 135 issues rose and 92 fell as a 1.5-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 19 new highs and 2 new lows, with total volume of 264.0 million shares.

- The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Baytex Energy Corp  and Encana Corp.

- The TSX's energy group  fell 1.22 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector climbed 1.41 points, or 0.4%.

- West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.68%, or $0.99, to $58.05 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 1.17% , or $0.76, to $64.22 [O/R]

- The TSX is up 1.3% for the year.