CANADA STOCKS - TSX falls 0.18% to 18,719.22

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX falls 0.18 percent to 18,719.22

* Leading the index were BRP Inc , up 3.7%, Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc​, up 3.7%, and George Weston Ltd​, higher by 3.7%.

* Lagging shares were Westport Fuel Systems Inc​​, down 8.4%, Ballard Power Systems Inc​, down 6.3%, and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc​, lower by 5.8%.

* On the TSX 70 issues rose and 157 fell as a 0.4-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 14 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 236.5 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Tc Energy Corp, Power Corporation Of Canada and Suncor Energy Inc.

* The TSX's energy group fell 1.15 points, or 1.0%, while the financials sector slipped 0.61 points, or 0.2%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 1.05%, or $0.64, to $61.61 a barrel. Brent crude rose 0.77%, or $0.5, to $65.07 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 7.4% for the year.