November 24, 2008 / 8:39 PM / in 9 years

CANADA STOCKS-Toronto stocks gain on resources, banks

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The Toronto Stock Exchange’s main index rose 5 percent on Monday afternoon, with resource issues supported by rising commodity prices and financials lifted by news of the U.S. government’s rescue plan for banking giant Citigroup. (C.N)

The S&P/TSX composite index .GSPTSE jumped 406.78 points, or 5 percent, to 8,562.17. (Reporting by Ka Yan Ng; editing by Rob Wilson)

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