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TSX rises 0.96% to 16,065.35


* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.96 percent to 16,065.35 

* Leading the index were Cascades Inc , up 8.2%, Brookfield Renewable Partners LP​ , up 6.8%, and Shopify Inc​ , higher by 6.1%.

* Lagging shares were First Majestic Silver Corp​​ , down 6.9%, Vermilion Energy Inc​, down 6.7%, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd​, lower by 5.1%.

* On the TSX 149 issues rose and 73 fell as a 2-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 2 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 177.9 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bank Of Nova Scotia , Suncor Energy Inc  and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.

* The TSX's energy group  fell 1.65 points, or 2.4%, while the financials sector climbed 1.49 points, or 0.6%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 0.67%, or $0.27, to $40.04 a barrel. Brent crude  fell 0.33%, or $0.14, to $41.8

* The TSX is off 5.8% for the year.

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