Letter from the editor: The Logic at four

On Sunday, The Logic turns four. 

Back when our publication launched in 2018, we had a team of just five employees. Now, The Logic is a national newsroom with 20 staff, five bureaus across the country, a subscriber base that continues to double each year, a network distribution of millions of monthly readers, two widely circulated newsletters and over 1,400 original stories published. 

The Logic Briefing, our flagship newsletter, is the best business newsletter in Canada three years running, as chosen by the Canadian chapter of the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing—and it was just nominated for the fourth year in a row. 

In four years, our journalism has won 10 major awards and been nominated for another 15. It’s helped spur change and shape Canada’s future—from the federal government’s plan to order an increase in charitable foundations’ spending, following Claire Brownell’s investigation into whether some were falling short, to Murad Hemmadi uncovering Palantir Canada’s violation of federal conflict-of-interest laws early in the COVID-19 pandemic, to breaking multiple important stories about Google’s Sidewalk Labs smart-city project in downtown Toronto. 

While we appreciate the accolades, we take greater pride in fulfilling our mandate: to constructively disrupt the status quo in Canada by facilitating hard conversations about where we are as a country, and where we strive to be.

You only have to look at your grocery bill to know we are living through increasingly challenging times: inflation, war, gas prices and supply chain woes are just some of the issues reshaping the world in real time. From your pensions and investments to the war for talent and the energy transition, none of us is immune from the seismic shifts Canada faces. 

In these times, especially, we value every subscription dollar and the trust you place in us. We always bear in mind that our primary focus is to inform you, our readers, so you can make smart decisions about the future of your country, your business and your family. As we embark on our fifth year, The Logic is committed to covering the issues that matter to you with our trademark depth, independence and rigour. 

We’ve come a long way in four short years, from “local tech blog” to Canada’s preeminent tech and innovation newsroom, holding our own against some of the biggest outlets in the country.

Thank you for coming with us on this journey to build Canada’s best business and tech newsroom.

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