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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher on gold boost

March 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose, led by materials shares as gold prices surged to one-month high on Friday, a day after the index posted its worst day since September 2016 on fears of a global trade war.

* At 9:34 a.m. ET (1334 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX Composite Index rose 46.21 points, or 0.3 percent, to 15,446.14. (Reporting by Medha Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Savio D'Souza)