if you can name a situation in the past where a crtc staffer was threatened with the loss of his job prior to the term coming to an end because he let the legitimate process of regulation come between the pmo and direct support of a media outlet i will concede your point.
putting 'political junkies' in gov't agencies when vacancies come up is one thing. disposing of people before the end of their term when they have done nothing but enforce the regulations that it is their job to enforce is quite another.
also, it should be noted that von finkenstein was appointed to his position in january 2007 by the harper government. it's not like he is a liberal crony.