CANADA STOCKS-TSX skids 3 pct, hit by lower oil prices

Wed Jun 3, 2009 1:38pm EDT
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TORONTO, June 3 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index fell 3 percent on Wednesday afternoon as a drop in oil prices rattled energy shares.

At 1:29 p.m. (1729 GMT), the S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE was down 318.99 points, or 3 percent, at 10,269.80. Eight of the TSX's 10 sectors were down, led by a 5 percent drop in the energy sector. (Reporting by Frank Pingue; editing by Peter Galloway)