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CANADA STOCKS-TSX scales 5-month high on materials boost

Aug 6 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened at a five-month high on Thursday propped up by material stocks as gold prices scaled new peaks, while planemaker Bombardier’s shares slumped after it reported a surprise quarterly loss.

* At 09:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was up 27.39 points, or 0.17%, at 16,529. (Reporting by Susan Mathew in Bengaluru; Editing by Krishna Chandra Eluri)

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