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TORONTO, April 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar hit its strongest level since January on Friday after a surprise jump in domestic inflation and strong retail sales data.
At 8:40 a.m. (1240 GMT) the currency was at C$1.2103 to the U.S. Dollar, or 82.44 U.S. cents. It got to C$1.2088 at one point, its strongest level since Jan 21. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp)