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Founded in 2010 by Nick Waddell, Cantech Letter is an online magazine focusing on Canadian technology.

The site has grown into one of the most popular and respected financial sites in Canada, and was described by Canadian Business Magazine as “one of Canada’s premier technology newsletters”. Waddell, who is editor, is routinely called on by the mainstream media for perspective on Canadian technology, and has been featured on BNN, CTV News Channel, and the CBC program “The Lang and O’Leary Exchange” and has been cited in mainstream print media such as The GuardianThe International Business Times, The Globe and Mail, Macleans, Canadian Business, Slate,  The Lancet , PLOS ONE, Forbes, The National Post, Huffington Post, Techcrunch, Vice, and many others.

You can email Nick at [email]nick@cantechletter.com[/email]

Cantech Letter is focused on those companies listed on the TSX and TSXV Technology, Cleantech and Life Sciences Sectors. Each year we present the Cantech Letter Awards, which honor Canada’s Top Technology Stock and Top Technology Stock Executive.



Nick Waddell, Senior Editor

Nick is President of Cantech Media and Founding Editor of Cantech Letter. Nick has fifteen years experience with public technology companies in the areas of corporate communications and corporate finance. Nick is also a contributor to publications such as Canadian Business and Business Insider. Prior to this work, Nick was a writer and editor with Monday Publications in Victoria, BC and, in the early 1990’s was a VP with one of the world’s first profitable internet sites, Canadian Stock Market Reporter. Nick majored in English and minored in Economics at The University of Guelph and Simon Fraser University.




Tara Whittet


Tara Whittet

Tara Whittet is Senior Sales Manager at Cantech Letter.

Tara spent twenty years in the dentistry sector. Her passion for building strong client relationships as a dental hygienist allowed her to transition well into head of sales at Cantech Letter.  Tara is committed to exceeding her client’s expectations of their advertising needs.



Senior Correspondent, Video

Justine Ma

Justine Ma is a journalist turned communications professional who loves telling a good story. She has a keen interest in technology and the role it plays in our everyday lives.
Justine holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the University of British Columbia, as well as diplomas in broadcast journalism and public relations from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and the University of Victoria.





Senior Correspondent, Video

Richard Southern

Richard Southern is an award-winning journalist and has been with Rogers radio for 14 years. His unique take on business news is heard every half an hour during the afternoon drive on 680 NEWS as well as on Rogers radio stations across the country, from Vancouver to Halifax.  Richard also hosts the nightly business report on CityNews and is often seen on City’s Breakfast Television.  Richard regularly covers politics in the province of Ontario and hosts his on nightly segment on CityNews highlighting the day is interesting, offbeat stories.  He’s a graduate of Toronto’s Seneca College and in his spare time enjoys watching the Toronto Blue Jays and travelling.








Beacon Securities




Founded in 1988, Beacon is a full-service independent investment dealer in Canada, with a growing emphasis on mid-market institutional equities. Our services include Equity research, Institutional sales & trading, Equity & debt underwriting and M&A advisory. Beacon has a strategic presence across Canada and serves clients globally across many different sectors. Our team is comprised of a diverse group of dedicated investment professionals who are passionate about creating value for our clients.



Haywood-LogoHaywood Securities

Haywood Securities values its independence and its entrepreneurial spirit. Our analysts and advisors seek proven management in young companies that are built around fresh ideas with the potential for rapid growth in the oil and gas, mining and special situation sectors. Haywood Securities offers these investment opportunities to a select group of qualified investors in both the institutional and retail markets.

At Haywood, we foster long-term relationships with the companies we support through our often multiple financings in the capital markets and our ongoing advisory services. Our goal is not only to ensure the success of the venture, but also to build enduring value for our investors.

paradigm capital logoParadigm Capital

Paradigm Capital is a research-driven investment dealer. Our sales and trading desk focuses on companies we cover. Our investment banking team provides innovative and attentive service. We believe that teamwork and long-term relationships are the key to exceptional success and growth.

mackie research capital logoMackie Research Capital Corporation

Mackie Research Capital is one of Canada’s largest independent full service investment firms, and proudly traces its roots back to 1921. We are privately owned by many of our 350 employees. As a fully integrated national investment dealer, we offer a full complement of capital markets and wealth management services to private clients, institutions and growth companies.

Independent Thought

At Mackie Research Capital, independence, innovation and integrity are the foundations of our success. From the pre-boom markets of the early 1920s to the present, Mackie Research Capital has remained an independently-owned firm. We provide our clients with unique products and exceptional personalized service. Our pursuit of innovative approaches distinguishes us as one of a kind. Independence allows our experienced and knowledgeable team of investment bankers, dedicated institutional sales people and top-rated research analysts to do what they do best – provide objective, unbiased advice that is tailored to our clients’ needs.

Industrial Alliance Securities

Industrial Alliance Securities offers a full-range of services to institutional and corporate clients. Focused on Canadian mid-cap and emerging growth companies, our commitment is centered on innovative and insightful research, trade execution based on market intelligence, nation-wide distribution of investment ideas, and offering timely, client-centric financing solutions.


M Partners

As an independent full service investment bank, M Partners’ first priority is the financial satisfaction of its clients. This is achieved through a knowledge driven effort, which when combined with the extensive skills of the firm’s partners, facilitates superior research and excellent trade execution.





Cormark Securities

Cormark Securities is a leading independent investment dealer counseling Canadian and international institutional investors and Canadian-listed mid-cap and emerging growth companies from offices in Toronto and Calgary. Established in 1981 as Sprott Securities, Cormark has evolved into an industry leader recognized for its knowledge and commitment to the mid-cap and emerging growth market. Cormark has been rated Canada’s #1 small/mid cap brokerage firm by institutional investors for five of the last seven years, as compiled by Brendan Wood International.

PI Financial Corp.

In its 31st year of operations, PI has emerged as one of the leading independent investment dealers in Canada, providing our individual, corporate, government, and institutional clients with the full spectrum of investment products and services. Our strong capital position, experienced management team, and professional advisors have enabled us to weather the economic downturns in recent years and continue to grow

Clarus Securities

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Clarus Securities is a research-driven, institutional investment dealer, focused on providing a superior level of service to the small to mid-cap market.



Laurentian Bank Securities


Founded in 1991, Laurentian Bank Securities (LBS) has acquired a reputation for excellence thanks to its research service, trading desks and retail services. With the expertise of some 175 professionals working at its Montreal head office and 13 offices across Quebec and Ontario, the firm, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Laurentian Bank of Canada, holds close to $2 billion in assets under management.

GMP Securities




GMP Securities is a leading independent investment dealer.  Since 1995, we have focused on providing investment banking, institutional sales and trading and research services to a global client base which includes corporate clients and institutional investors. With operations located in Canada, the United Kingdom, and The Bahamas, we provide our clients with access to opportunities and investors worldwide, as well as to cater to their multi-faceted needs. GMP Securities is recognized as a leader in all aspects of the domestic capital markets with a focus on natural resources. The hallmarks of our franchise are: superior execution capabilities; a deep-rooted entrepreneurial culture; and a growing network of strong and diverse client relationships.



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