Just listened to the State of the League address. As many have pointed out, Cohon was quick to assure he media repeatedly, "the CFL understands the importance of Canadians playing in the league".
However, when pressed by 1 media member who was smart enough to ask the following question (paraphrase): "we've heard you say that the CFL understands the importance of Canadians playing in the CFL, but does that mean you understand the importance of the number of Canadian starters to the fans of the CFL?", Cohon was allusive.
His response was very interesting (again paraphrasing): "Whether Canadians are playing or starting, the CFL understands the importance of Canadians to the league" .
That didn't sound like the issue of reducing the number of Canadians was off the table to me.