SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Canadian stocks fell sharply on Tuesday as a political stalemate in Greece revived worries about the euro zone's financial woes. The S&P/TSX Composite Index slid 191.51 points, or 1.6%, to 11,669.15. The S&P/TSX Capped Diversified Metals & Mining Index fell 3.7% and the S&P/TSX Capped Materials Index /zigman2/quotes/210598474/delayed XX:TORGC195 +0.81% shed 3.4%. Resource and gold companies were big decliners with Kinross Gold Corp. /zigman2/quotes/200423011/delayed CA:K +1.23% sinking 5.2% and Teck Resources Ltd. down by 4.4%. Uncertainties about Greece were exacerbated after the leader of the conservative New Democracy party Antonis Samaras said Monday that it was impossible to form a coalition government, passing on the responsibility to the anti-austerity Coalition of the Radical Left.
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