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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on U.S. data, commodity prices

TORONTO, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index jumped
on Friday as positive U.S. economic data and gains in the prices
of some commodities helped support most major sectors.
    The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index
 was up 161.95 points, or 1.2 percent, at 14,221.92
shortly after the open.

 (Reporting by John Tilak Editing by W Simon)
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