The league, for its part, is thought to be taking a long, hard look at the player ratio that guarantees Canadians seven starting jobs and 21 spots on a CFL roster. As things stand now, the highest-paid players (non-quarterback division) aren’t necessarily the league best players but experienced Canadian starters.
This is in keeping with the laws of supply and demand and the league is interested in increasing the supply of players, irrespective of their passport. To sell this, Ambrosie will point to the new franchise and the jobs it represents for all CFLers.
At least that’s the league’s position. Just not sure if the CFLPA sees things the same way.
Even prior to the proposed expansion we see teams scrambling in Oct. to find Nationals when injuries hit.
On the other hand they will now also be scrambling to find quality Internationals with 2 new Leagues as competition.