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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips, but on track for biggest weekly gain since Sept

TORONTO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Friday, with financial and energy stocks pulling back as bond yields and oil prices retreated.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 5.75 points, or 0.04 percent, at 16,176.88 shortly after the open. It is on track for a 0.8 percent gain on the week, its sharpest weekly gain since late September. (Reporting by Alastair Sharp Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)