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TORONTO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Wednesday, helped by gains among bank, railway and telecommunications shares, while a fall in oil and other commodity prices pushed energy and mining shares lower.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was up 38.05 points, or 0.27 percent, at 13,879.97 shortly after the open. Eight of its 10 main groups gained. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by Jeffrey Benkoe)