NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX rose 132.78 points, or 0.89 percent, to 15,027.28, but still suffered its worst monthly performance since September 2011.
Leading the index were Aphria Inc , up 18.0 percent, Aurora Cannabis Inc , up 12.2 percent, and First Quantum Minerals Ltd , higher by 12 percent.
Lagging shares were Maxar Technologies Ltd , down 44.5 percent, B2Gold Corp, down 5.5 percent, and Dollarama Inc, lower by 5.3 percent.
On the TSX 169 issues rose and 74 fell as a 2.3-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were no new highs and 14 new lows, with total volume of 309.8 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Aurora Cannabis Inc , Aphria Inc and Bombardier Inc.
The TSX’s energy group rose 1.40 points, or 0.85 percent, while the financials sector climbed 1.23 points, or 0.43 percent.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures fell 1.68 percent, or $1.11, to $65.07 a barrel. Brent crude fell 0.59 percent, or $0.45, to $75.46 [O/R]
The TSX is off 7.3 percent for the year.
Reporting by Chuck Mikolajczak