CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index slides along with oil price

Mon Apr 20, 2009 3:19pm EDT
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TORONTO, April 20 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index slid 3 percent on Monday afternoon as the heavily weighted energy sector fell in tandem with oil prices, while concerns about the health of the U.S. banking sector also weighed.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE fell 285.37 points, or 3.02 percent, to 9,152.28. Nine of the TSX's 10 sectors were lower, led by a 6.2 percent drop in the energy group. (Reporting by Jennifer Kwan; Editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)