This is interesting. I did not realize that in June 2009 CBC host Carole MacNeil married the boss of CBC English program services. "Mr. Stursberg oversaw all aspects of CBC’s English-language programming services, including CBC Television, CBC News Network". At the time Carole was doing the once per week Sunday night show with Evan Soloman, which ironically was cancelled in June of 2009. Then suddenly in the fall of 2009, Carole gets promoted to the weekday afternoon anchor's chair and Evan gets the big prime time Politics show. Evan replaces Don Newman, they change the show name from "Politics" to "Power and Politics" and give him an extra hour.
It does seem like an interesting confluence of events. Carole marries her boss and shortly afterwards she and her co-host get promoted. Now her husband is abruptly leaving the CBC, and Carole has not been sitting in the afternoon anchor chair this summer but rather has been doing reports from Washington. The CBC is reporting her husband is leaving, but won't announce a reason or whether he quit or was fired. We do know that he was considered a controversial figure. I would be interested in more information about the decision making process that led to MacNeil and Soloman's new roles on the CBC a year ago. Is a romantic relationship between a boss and an underling ethically permissible? I do not have sufficient evidence to prove that Carole MacNeil benefitted career wise because of her marriage, but I do think it is a strange coincidence that she married the boss the same month that she and Evan's Sunday show was scrapped for future promotions.