CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises on Draghi comments, U.S. data

TORONTO, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened higher on Thursday after U.S. data pointed to a steady labor market and following encouraging comments by European Central Bank President Mario Draghi on tools to tackle the region's debt crisis.

The Toronto Stock Exchange's S&P/TSX composite index

opened up 12.15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 12,371.62, before moderately extending gains to 12,418.41.

(Reporting by Claire Sibonney; Editing by James Dalgleish)

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