CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls further as oil pulls back

Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:45am EDT
 
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TORONTO, March 18 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index sank 3 percent on Wednesday morning, led lower by energy issues as the price of oil dropped.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 259 points, or 3 percent, at 8,300.60. Wednesday's fall follows six sessions of gains. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Peter Galloway