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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens lower as mining, energy stocks drag

March 12 (Reuters) - Canada’s main stock index opened lower on Friday as mining and energy stocks tracked weaker commodities, while data showed the nation added far more jobs than expected in February.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (14:30 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index was down 79.81 points, or 0.42%, at 18,764.76.

Reporting by Amal S in Bengaluru; Editing by Devika Syamnath

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