Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.33%

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Canada shares lower at close of trade; S&P/TSX Composite down 0.33%
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Investing.com – Canada equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Healthcare , Clean Technology and IT sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite lost 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Labrador Iron Ore Royalty Corp (TSX: LIF ), which rose 4.03% or 1.73 points to trade at 44.65 at the close. George Weston Limited (TSX: WN ) added 3.11% or 3.48 points to end at 115.21 and Westshore Terminals Investment Corp (TSX: WTE ) was up 2.62% or 0.52 points to 20.35 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Village Farms International Inc (TSX: VFF ), which lost 24.61% or 3.32 points to trade at 10.17 in late trade. Westport Fuel Systems Inc (TSX: WPRT ) declined 16.34% or 1.24 points to end at 6.35 and OrganiGram Holdings Inc (TSX: OGI ) shed 8.96% or 0.30 points to 3.05.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 589 to 449 and 112 ended unchanged on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

The S&P/TSX 60 VIX , which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was unchanged 0% to 11.27.

In commodities trading, Gold Futures for June delivery was up 0.34% or 6.20 to $1837.50 a troy ounce. Meanwhile, Crude oil for delivery in June fell 0.20% or 0.13 to hit $64.77 a barrel, while the July Brent oil contract fell 0.16% or 0.11 to trade at $68.17 a barrel.

CAD/USD was up 0.43% to 0.8270, while CAD/EUR rose 0.55% to 0.6809.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 90.177.

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