TORONTO - Rising mining stocks pushed the Toronto stock market to a slight gain.
Investors also took in news that the Bank of Canada is keeping its key interest rate at 0.25 per cent.
The S&P/TSX composite index gained 12.88 points to 11,763.42. The Canadian dollar was down 0.4 of a cent to 97.02 cents US.
Oil prices gained $1.02 to US$79.02 a barrel.
Health stocks helped push New York markets higher. Investors hope that a special election in Massachusetts will take away power from Senate Democrats and make it harder for President Barack Obama to make changes to health care.