CANADA STOCKS-TSX buoyed by strong banks, commodity prices

Tue Mar 2, 2010 4:10pm EST
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TORONTO, March 2 (Reuters) - Toronto's main stock market index closed higher on Tuesday as commodity prices rallied and impressive quarterly results from Bank of Montreal (BMO.TO: Quote) lifted the index's heavily weighted financial sector.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE unofficially closed up 100.29 points, or 0.86 percent, at 11,828.35. (Reporting by Claire Sibonney, editing by Peter Galloway)