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The head office and logo of Valeant Pharmaceutical are pictured in Montreal on Monday May 27, 2013.
The head office and logo of Valeant Pharmaceutical are pictured in Montreal on Monday May 27, 2013.
(Ryan Remiorz/THE CANADIAN PRESS)

The TSX’s top stocks aren’t your traditional stalwarts

In a country rich with resources, and where financial services comprise roughly one-third of the major stock exchange, it can be hard to care about a wide swath of industries.

But if you want to make money these days, you simply have to.

There are no two ways about it: there is a changing of the guard on the S&P/TSX Composite Index. Where resources and banks used to dominate, auto parts manufacturers, label makers and methanol suppliers have stolen the spotlight.