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CANADA STOCKS-TSX advances as energy shares lead broad based rally

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Monday in a broad rally led by big banks and energy stocks as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, touching a record intraday high before paring gains.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 89.66 points, or 0.56 percent, at 16,131.64. All of the index's 10 main groups ended higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith; Editing by Leslie Adler)