CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index rallies after big drop

Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:39am EST
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TORONTO Nov 21 (Reuters) - Toronto Stock Exchange's main index rose at the open on Friday as resource stocks got a lift from firmer commodity prices and financials rallied after a 9 percent drop in the previous session.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was up 271.66 points, or 3.52 percent, to 7,996.42. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Kenneth Barry)