TORONTO, Feb 25 (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar hit a near three-year high against the greenback on Friday, supported by a narrower budget deficit, oil's recent rise and its relative safe-haven status versus other currencies in the wake of geopolitical crises.
The currencybroke through session highs to hit C$0.9790 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0215, up from Thursday's North American finish of C$0.9832 to the U.S. dollar, or $1.0171.
This was its strongest showing since March 2008, when it hit C$0.9740. (Reporting by Solarina Ho; editing by Jeffrey Hodgson)
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