The market speaks, and what it says is Get lost, nobody in Canada wants to watch your right-wing faux news:
Sun News Network is about to sign off, permanently. CBC News has learned that the cable news television channel will shut down early Friday.(My emphasis.)The network began broadcasting in April 2011, launching a right-of-centre programming schedule, but it has had a constant challenge attracting viewers.Its supporters blamed the CRTC for not giving it the same access enjoyed by news channels operated by CBC and CTV.The federal broadcast regulator denied Sun News a guaranteed spot on basic cable TV packages in August 2013.Data released as part of that application showed that while the network was available to 5.1 million households, it was only attracting, on average, 8,000 viewers at any given time.
It never managed to pay its way because nobody wanted to watch it, outside of a few Canadian wingnuts (yes there are some), and the owners got tired of supporting it financially. Propaganda can get expensive, especially when you can't force people to watch it, like the way Fox News is the required channel in so many hotel lobbies, bars, spas, waiting rooms, restaurants, etc. across the U.S.
So a minority may have been able to force Stephen Harper and his Conservative Party on the country, but at least they've haven't been able to force Fox News North on it in any way that matters.