Report: Prime Minister's Spin Doctor To Return To Fox News North

Kory Teneycke to return to the helm at Sun TV News months after he resigned under a political cloud.


TORONTO -- Kory Teneycke, a former communications chief for Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper, is headed back to the top at Sun TV News, the country's upstart conservative all-news channel, the Globe and Mail newspaper reports.

Teneycke, chosen by Quebecor Media to model Sun TV News on the Fox News channel to the south, was forced to quit in September after his combative style threatened to disrupt the process leading to a launch.

Teneycke's abrupt departure was followed by Quebecor Media disavowing any links between Sun TV News and Fox News, as critics claimed, or that Harper's conservative government had conspired to bring a Fox-style news channel to Canada.

But with Quebecor Media having secured a broadcast license and arranging carriage deals, Teneycke is to reportedly return to work at Sun TV News.

The upstart cable channel, dubbed Fox News North by liberal critics, will go to air with the moniker Hard News and Straight Talk.

The conservative news channel faces stiff competition from existing cable news channels operated by the CBC and CTV networks.