CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises 1.5 pct in broad advance

Wed Feb 4, 2009 10:21am EST
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TORONTO Feb 4 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index gained broadly in early dealings on Wednesday, led by materials and energy shares, and as the big financials group moved higher after early weakness.

The S&P/TSX composite index gained .GSPTSE 1.5 percent, or 128.70 points, to 8,757.33. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)