Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Tory Kory resigns

Kory Teneycke, the PMO's former wonder boy leading the charge for Sun Media's "Fox News North" resigned today.

Who saw that coming?

Check out the CTV story and comments.

A Reuters story reads: The front man for Quebecor Inc's proposed 24-hour news and comment channel, dubbed "Fox News North" by critics, announced his resignation on Wednesday, citing controversy over his political ties.

Kory Teneycke, former chief spokesman for Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, will step down immediately as vice-president of development for Quebecor after about three months in the job.

Luc Lavoie, a close associate of Quebecor's chief executive, Karl Peladeau, will replace Teneycke.

Much more in the Reuters story dealing with the New York-based anti-Fox News North petition, alleged fraud etc.

BTW: The Reuters story says: Teneycke did not comment directly on the petition scandal, other than to say that the 80,000 signatures opposing the project were a sign that his involvement was doing more harm than good.

But on the Sun front, the damage is done when it comes to Kory's house cleaning since his arrival, with Greg Weston, Elizabeth Thompson, Christina Spencer, Peter Zimonjic and Kathleen Harris gone from the Parliamentary bureau and Eric Margolis bounced as an op-ed writer.

His way of doing business didn't sit well with a lot of Sun vets.

Perhaps Luc Lavoie will be more focused on the end game - and a little more diplomatic in the name of Sun Media.

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