CANADA STOCKS - TSX rises 0.98% to 20,257.95

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Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index rises to a record high

* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.98 percent to 20,257.95

* Leading the index were Sunopta Inc , up 7.8%, Methanex Corp​, up 5.8%, and Lithium Americas Corp​, higher by 5.4%.

* Lagging shares were Canfor Corp​​, down 2.4%, Trillium Therapeutics Inc​, down 2.2%, and Intertape Polymer Group Inc​, lower by 1.5%.

* On the TSX 190 issues rose and 37 fell as a 5.1-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 20 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 152.8 million shares.

* The most heavily traded shares by volume were Toronto-dominion Bank, Bank Of Nova Scotia and Royal Bank Of Canada.

* The TSX's energy group rose 1.09 points, or 0.8%, while the financials sector climbed 3.62 points, or 1.0%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 2.32%, or $1.69, to $74.63 a barrel. Brent crude rose 1.98%, or $1.47, to $75.59 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 16.2% for the year.

This summary was machine generated July 9 at 21:24.

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