CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls sharply as U.S. bank plan weighs

Thu Jan 21, 2010 4:05pm EST
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TORONTO Jan 21 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock index fell hard for a second straight session on Thursday, rattled by falling commodity prices and a White House proposal to crack down on risk-taking by U.S. banks.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed down 218.07 points, or 1.87 percent, at 11,461.25. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Peter Galloway)