CANADA FX DEBT-C$ off highs after building permits data

Mon Mar 7, 2011 8:43am EST
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TORONTO, March 7 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened from near session highs against the greenback on Monday after a report showing building permits in January were lower than anticipated. [ID:nSCL7EE79Y]

The currency softened to as low as C$0.9711 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0298, after touching a session high of C$0.97 ahead of the data. The currency had closed at C$0.9717, or $1.0291 on Friday. (Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson. Editing by W Simon )