In a surprise to no one, American-owned news outlet Postmedia endorsed the Conservatives in newspapers across the country.

Postmedia is owned by Manhattan-based hedge fund, Golden Tree Asset Management, which bought the chain in 2010 from Canwest.

Postmedia has faced controversies over the direction of the political coverage. Canadaland reported how the company was reorganizing and taking more control over the editorial direction of the newspapers by reducing their independence and pushing a more Conservative slant to their coverage.

The endorsement comes at an awkward time for Conservatives as they rally against unsubstantiated claims of foreign influence in Canada’s energy sector.

If social media is any indication, Canadians are not happy with the endorsements.