Two days after announcing a leave of absence this news breaks. Jian's father died over the summer and he took it very hard. People assumed that the leave of absence was to grieve, but now it seems that something else has come to light...

This is all very perplexing - Jian is arguably one of the most popular CBC personalities ever and Q (which he helped co-create) makes big bucks for the CBC. So something major must have happened that resulted in his firing.

If Anna-Maria Tremonti goes next, I will have a total meltdown.

(Disclaimer: I hope that this "cut of ties" is deserved (ie Jian committed a fireable offence because if it's a political thing it better be one more nail in the Tory coffin)