TSX rises 0.54% to 18,752.58

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* The Toronto Stock Exchange's TSX rises 0.54 percent to 18,752.58

* Leading the index were MEG Energy Corp , up 6.3%, Teck Resources Ltd​, up 5.6%, and Seven Generations Energy Ltd​, higher by 5%.

* Lagging shares were OrganiGram Holdings Inc​​, down 4.3%, Telus Corp​, down 3.5%, and Aphria Inc​, lower by 3.4%.

* On the TSX 172 issues rose and 57 fell as a 3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 11 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 221.4 million shares.

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

* The TSX's energy group rose 2.30 points, or 2.0%, while the financials sector climbed 1.51 points, or 0.4%.

* West Texas Intermediate crude futures rose 3.69%, or $2.16, to $60.72 a barrel. Brent crude rose 3.86%, or $2.39, to $64.34 [O/R]

* The TSX is up 7.6% for the year.