** The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX falls 2.29 percent to 16,175.02
** Leading the index were Cineplex Inc <CGX.TO>, up 6.1%, Air Canada , up 2.8%, and Aecon Group Inc , higher by 2.5%.
** Lagging shares were Vermilion Energy Inc , down 19.0%, Alaris Royalty Corp, down 16.4%, and Enerplus Corp, lower by 13.4%.
** On the TSX 22 issues rose and 207 fell as a 0.1-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There was 1 new high and 54 new lows, with total volume of 374.1 million shares.
** The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc , Toronto-dominion Bank and Crescent Point Energy Corp.
** The TSX’s energy group fell 7.16 points, or 6.6%, while the financials sector slipped 8.11 points, or 2.7%.
** West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 9.3%, or $4.27, to $41.63 a barrel. Brent crude fell 8.82%, or $4.41, to $45.58 [O/R]
** The TSX is off 5.2% for the year.