TORONTO, Oct 22 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar firmed slightly after a report showed Canada's annual inflation rate rose to 1.9 percent in September from 1.7 percent in August, as expected.
The currency briefly firmed to C$1.0255, or 97.51 U.S. cents, from C$1.0274, or 97.33 U.S. cents just before the report.
The currency closed on Thursday at C$1.0263 to the U.S. dollar, or 97.44 U.S. cents. (Reporting by Jeffrey Hodgson, Editing by W Simon )
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