TORONTO, March 25 (Reuters) - Canada's dollar was steady at lower levels against the U.S. currency on Friday afternoon after the country's minority Conservative government was defeated in a nonconfidence vote, triggering a federal election. [ID:nN25229687]
The Canadian dollar was steady around C$0.9810 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0194, having weakened earlier in the session from a rising greenback and softer oil prices.
The currency was also down from Thursday's North American close at C$0.9762 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0244. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)