At the close in Toronto, the S&P/TSX Composite fell 1.14% to hit a new 52-week low.
The best performers of the session on the S&P/TSX Composite were Aphria Inc(TO:APHA), which rose 14.95% or 0.985 points to trade at 7.575 at the close. Meanwhile, Kinross Gold Corporation (TO:K) added 6.40% or 0.27 points to end at 4.49 and Endeavour Mining Corp (TO:EDV) was up 5.90% or 1.210 points to 21.710 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Cascades Inc . (TO:CAS), which fell 15.95% or 1.81 points to trade at 9.54 at the close. MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd (TO:MAXR) declined 8.29% or 1.26 points to end at 13.93 and TORC Oil & Gas Ltd. (TO:TOG) was down 6.15% or 0.27 points to 4.12.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Toronto Stock Exchange by 796 to 323 and 94 ended unchanged.
The S&P/TSX 60 VIX, which measures the implied volatility of S&P/TSX Composite options, was up 24.72% to 27.55 a new 52-week high.
Gold Futures for February delivery was up 1.14% or 14.40 to $1272.50 a troy ounce. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February fell 6.34% or 2.89 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the March Brent oil contract fell 6.23% or 3.37 to trade at $50.73 a barrel.
CAD/USD was down 0.07% to 0.7347, while CAD/EUR fell 0.39% to 0.6442.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.46% at 96.010.