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C$ gains vs greenback amid US election uncertainty TORONTO: The Canadian dollar strengthened against its US counterpart on Wednesday despite lower oil prices as US election uncertainty pressured the greenback.The US dollar fell against a basket of major currencies as investors were rattled by signs the US presidential race was tightening just days before the Nov. 8 vote.Losses for the greenback come ahead of a Federal Reserve monetary policy decision due later on Wednesday.US oil prices were down 1.54 percent at $45.95 a barrel as jittery investors awaited official US crude stockpile figures after industry data showed a surprise build in inventories. Canada is a major oil exporter.At 9:04 a.m. EDT (1304 GMT), the Canadian dollar was trading at C$1.3375 to the greenback, or 74.77 US cents, stronger than Tuesday's close of C$1.3393, or 74.67 US cents.The currency's strongest level of the session was C$1.3360, while its weakest was C$1.3406.Against the Mexican peso the loonie touched its strongest ...