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CANADA STOCKS-Toronto stocks plummet at the open as oil crash hurts energy sector

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March 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell at the open on Monday as the heavyweight energy sector was pummeled by a crash in oil prices.

* At 9:30 a.m. ET (1330 GMT), the Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index was down 953.2 points, or 5.89%, at 15,221.82.

(Reporting by Ambar Warrick in Bengaluru; Editing by Ramakrishnan M.)