CANADA STOCKS-Financials boost TSX as Kinder Morgan falls 12.6 pct

TORONTO, April 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Monday as gains for financials offset a steep decline in the shares of Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd after the company halted most work on a disputed pipeline expansion.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index unofficially closed up 20.29 points, or 0.13 percent, at 15,227.70. Five of the index's 10 main groups ended higher. (Reporting by Fergal Smith Editing by Tom Brown)