First off I didn't hear or read this anywhere ... it's just my idea ...
Second off I've never really liked Hugh Campbell, because I'm a Stamps fan, BUT he did do a great job running the 'Shmoes. And if you listen to the eskimo fans (and they might ACTUALLY be right here!) he helped the League get through its worst times, in the mid-90s.
Now, he's retired from his position, and I don't think he has any significant involvement in the Eskimos anymore. During a speech of his (his retirement speech, I think), he blasted the Board of Governors/Idiots/Clowns for dropping Tom Wright.
This man definitely has the respect of the BoG/I/C. He definitely understands the CFL. He definitely knows how to run things not only properly, but exceptionally well. And he may not even be afraid to do a few underhanded things to gain an edge (Stamps fans have been arguing for years that he waters down Edmonton's field before playoff games ... )
I think he would be a GREAT choice to run the CFL. And, it's a little convenient (but probably not worth reading into) that he retired when he did - after knowing Wright wasn't coming back.