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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as U.S. data drives gains

TORONTO, April 2 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index
opened higher on Wednesday as positive U.S. economic data helped
support gains in shares of financial and materials companies.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 38.91 points, or 0.27 percent, at 14,419.46
shortly after the open.

 (Reporting by John Tilak; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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