The new CNSC toadie has not wasted any time in following the gov't line. He's probably there forever now! CNSC is now kissy-kissy with AECL.
A year or two ago, I was on an earthquake CSA panel, when I found out that the CNSC was in a 'special relationship' with AECL, giving them a 100% advantage over any other vendor. I screamed up the line, saying that this destroyed any negotiation position for the company. Much to my surprise, this was actually taken up by senior levels, and the CNSC stopped.
Now, it's back again.