I have zero Canadian speck experience. But friends from here who hunt them in Saskatchewan say they're tame as teal on that end of the flyway. Part of that is likely that they're good callers accustomed to arm wrestling with them on our very high pressure part of the wintering grounds, but it may well also be key that they're probably not using silhouettes. As soon as I type this, someone will pop up to say I don't know pecans, but here on our end, silhouettes seem fine for starting specks but not for finishing them.
Be that as it may, the good news is that good calling couldn't help but improve your game. The bad news is that speck calls are like other calls, in that there's no one best fit for all. My own current favorites are a hedge Riceland and newest acrylic Lares (didn't think much of the previous one). The $65 poly Riceland is a fairly cheap entry level call that offers much the same tone as their more expensive models and will probably be about as easy as any out there to get a handle on. As with a good entry level anything, it may well do as much as you'll ever want of it. (Bazillions of specks have been killed with cheaper calls, but they all have "small guts" with a bit steeper operational learning curve.) Or you can pop for crisper acrylic or perhaps more resonant wood.
If you think I'm wrong, you might be right.