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TORONTO, April 17 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmed against the U.S. dollar on Thursday, rising to a session high after data showed the annual inflation rate came in stronger than expected in March.
The Canadian dollar was at C$1.0997 to the greenback, or 90.93 U.S. cents, stronger than Wednesday's close of C$1.1018, or 90.76 U.S. cents. The loonie hit a session high of C$1.0992 shortly after the data was released. (Reporting by Leah Schnurr Editing by W Simon)