SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- The Canadian market slumped Wednesday, dragged down by weakening mining, energy, and tech stocks. Toronto's benchmark index was down 43 points, or 0.4%, to 11,745, snapping a two-day winning streak. Information technology stocks /zigman2/quotes/210598463/delayed XX:TORGC194 +1.24% led decliners, falling 1.7%, followed by the metals and mining sector , down 1.5%. Oil and gas producer Candax Energy took a major hit, dropping 10%, and Capstone Mining /zigman2/quotes/209663346/delayed CA:CS +5.40% slipped 4.7%. Blackberry maker Research in Motion also suffered early downside, falling 4.2%. Among poor performing gold stocks were Yamana Gold , down 2.9%, and Kinross Gold /zigman2/quotes/200423011/delayed CA:K +0.25% , dropping 3.2%. The greenback made headway on Canada's currency /zigman2/quotes/210561978/realtime/sampled USDCAD -0.4646% , with one U.S. dollar purchasing C$1.0194 vs. C$1.0179 Tuesday.