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TORONTO, Feb 26 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange's main index declined early on Tuesday, weighed by materials and energy issues which mirrored a fall in key commodity prices.
The resource-heavy S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 44.74 points, or 0.3 percent, at 13,652.71.
Research In Motion RIM.TO, the BlackBerry maker, was the biggest weighted decliner, down C$2.82 at C$105.63.
The materials and energy sectors, which led a recent run-up in the TSX, slid 1.1 percent and 0.6 percent respectively.
The prices of crude oil, spot gold and most base metals were lower in commodities markets.
$1=$0.99 Canadian Reporting by Jonathan Spicer; Editing by Bernadette Baum