The Toronto Stock Exchange’s TSX rises 0.19 percent to 14,913.64
Leading the index were Hexo Corp <HEXO.TO>, up 20.6%, Cronos Group Inc CRON.TO, up 8.5%, and Canopy Growth Corp WEED.TO, higher by 6.7%.
Lagging shares were Aurora Cannabis Inc ACB.TO, down 6.7%, Mullen Group Ltd MTL.TO, down 5.8%, and CAE Inc CAE.TO, lower by 5.6%.
On the TSX 109 issues rose and 118 fell as a 0.9-to-1 ratio favored decliners. There were 6 new highs and no new lows, with total volume of 252.7 million shares.
The most heavily traded shares by volume were Hexo Corp HEXO.TO, Manulife Financial Corp MFC.TO and Bombardier Inc BBDb.TO.
The TSX's energy group .SPTTEN fell 1.20 points, or 1.5%, while the financials sector .SPTTFS slipped 2.10 points, or 0.9%.
West Texas Intermediate crude futures CLc1 fell 1.06%, or $0.36, to $33.56 a barrel. Brent crude LCOc1 fell 2.41%, or $0.87, to $35.19 [O/R]
The TSX is off 12.6% for the year.