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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with miners, financials; Linamar jumps on deal

TORONTO, Dec 15 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended higher on Friday, boosted by gains for financial stocks and base metal miners and a surge in auto parts maker Linamar Corp after it said it would buy a farm equipment maker.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 25.52 points, or 0.16 percent, at 16,041.98. It lost 0.3 percent over the week. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp; Editing by James Dalgleish)