TORONTO — Canada’s main stock index edged lower in late-morning trading, weighed down by consumer staples stocks.
The S&P/TSX composite index was down 11.60 points at 16,564.60.
U.S. stock markets were closed in observance of the July 4 holiday.
The Canadian dollar traded for 76.61 cents US compared with an average of 76.49 cents US on Wednesday.
The August crude contract was down 31 cents at US$57.03 per barrel and the August natural gas contract was down 2.2 cents at US$2.27 per mmBTU.
The August gold contract was down US$2.30 at US$1,418.60 an ounce and the September copper contract was down 0.40 of a cent at US$2.68 a pound.
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The Canadian Press