CANADA STOCKS-Toronto index gets energy boost at open

Fri May 1, 2009 9:38am EDT
 
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TORONTO May 1 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index rose at the open on Friday as higher prices for oil, a key Canadian commodity, gave a boost to weighty energy shares.

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE rose 37.15 points, or 0.4 percent, to 9,361.98. Seven of the 10 TSX index sectors were higher, led by a 1 percent gain in energy shares.

The TSX has rallied for seven straight weeks and would need to gain at least 225 points in Friday's session to extend that streak to eight weeks. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Peter Galloway)