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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on gains for financial stocks

TORONTO, April 8 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, extending a rally into its fifth session as shares in major financial companies rose and pipeline stocks also gained.

The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 34.67 points, or 0.23 percent, at 15,223.51 shortly after the open. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)

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