At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite rose 0.16%.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Pretium Resources Inc. (TO:PVG), which rose 6.51% or 0.85 points to trade at 13.91 at the close. Meanwhile, Intertape Polymer Group Inc . (TO:ITP) added 5.95% or 1.26 points to end at 22.45 and Interfor Corp (TO:IFP) was up 5.76% or 1.25 points to 22.95 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Canopy Growth Corp (TO:WEED), which fell 13.87% or 5.210 points to trade at 32.350 at the close. Aphria Inc (TO:APH) declined 12.31% or 2.530 points to end at 18.020 and First Majestic Silver Corp. (TO:FR) was down 3.32% or 0.29 points to 8.45.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 624 to 525 and 131 ended unchanged.
Shares in Interfor Corp (TO:IFP) rose to 52-week highs; rising 5.76% or 1.25 to 22.95.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was down 0.51% to 11.67.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.26% or 16.70 to $1339.20 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 0.97% or 0.62 to hit $64.42 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract rose 0.82% or 0.57 to trade at $69.83 a barrel.
CAD/USD was up 0.39% to 0.8019, while CAD/EUR fell 0.96% to 0.6574.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 1.11% at 90.64.
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