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TORONTO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar touched a session high against the U.S. dollar on Friday after U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said he saw a case for further easing of U.S. monetary policy.
The Canadian currency hit C$1.0018 versus the U.S. dollar, or 99.82 U.S. cents, firming from about C$1.0052, or 99.48 U.S. cents just before the speech was released.
The Canadian dollar on Thursday briefly returned to a one-for-one level with the U.S. dollar for the first time since April as the greenback was pummeled to a 2010 low against a basket of major currencies. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)