"Fox News North" Coming to Canada?
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By Patrick B. Craine
TORONTO, Ontario, June 11, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - With rumours circulating about the launch of a conservative-leaning 24-hour news network in Canada, the editor of Canada's pro-life newspaper has expressed hopes that the venture could open the public square to a pro-life and pro-family voice.
"Having something to add balance to the overwhelmingly anti-life, anti-family left-wing broadcasters in Canada would be a very welcome development," commented Paul Tuns of The Interim.
Canada's media has been abuzz in the last few days over reports that the Montreal-based media conglomerate Quebecor Inc. is seeking a broadcasting license for what has been dubbed "Fox News North," a conservative news channel to compete with the almost uniformly left-leaning CBC, CTV, Global and other Canadian television news networks.
The project is reportedly headed by Kory Teneycke, former communications director for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who was hired this week as Quebecor's vice president of business development. Teneycke left Harper's office in July 2009, and has most recently been serving as a pundit for CBC.