The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.75 percent to 14,997.63
Leading the index were Frontera Energy Corp <FEC.TO>, up 22.4%, Whitecap Resources Inc WCP.TO, up 16.5%, and Shawcor Ltd SCL.TO, higher by 15%.
Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO, down 12.7%, Hexo Corp HEXO.TO, down 8.2%, and Cineplex Inc CGX.TO, lower by 4.3%.
On the TSX 149 issues rose and 79 fell as a 1.9-to-1 ratio favored advancers. There were 8 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 300.3 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO, Suncor Energy Inc SU.TO and Enbridge Inc ENB.TO.
The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN rose 4.32 points, or 5.6%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS climbed 3.19 points, or 1.4%.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 rose 4.88%, or $1.56, to $33.52 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 rose 3.29%, or $1.14, to $35.79 [O/R]
The TSX is off 12.1% for the year.