TORONTO May 4 Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Thursday, as energy and mining stocks fell sharply with lower prices for oil, gold and industrial metals.
The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 80.56 points, or 0.52 percent, at 15,462.58 shortly after the open. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp)
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