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CANADA STOCKS-Canadian stocks edge higher at open on oil boost, SNC-Lavalin

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index rose slightly in early trade on Thursday, helped by gains in energy stocks on stronger oil prices and continued strength in construction company SNC-Lavalin’s shares.

* At 9:37 a.m. ET (14:37 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 6.72 points, or 0.04%, at 17,038.7.

Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri

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