I have come to the conclusion that Moncton should get a CFL franchise over Halifax. Moncton has a stadium, a small one, but's it recent and can be upgraded for more attendance.
Halifax is just not interested in football. They are too worried about the cost of a stadium. Halifax doesn't realize the benefit of a stadium and a sports team can do for civic pride.
The league should recommend that SSE move their target from Halifax to Moncton. There is a new Premier in New Brunswic, maybe someone more receptive to a new pro sports franchise. Moncton can be fast-tracked into the league by 2022. Upgrade the Stadium on the fly, hire the management team, have an expansion draft, create a balanced schedule and it's good to go.
Ambrosie should move heaven and earth to get that 10th team no matter what. He'd have the 10th CFL team no other CFL Commissioner has done before. The naysayers/BOGs could fire him, but he could always say he brought in a 10th team to the CFL that Mark Cohen and Larry Smith couldn't do.
If this avenue is successful, you apply it to Monterrey, Mexico. It too is in the same situation as Moncton. It has a small. new venue. It's closer to Canada than Mexico City thus less travel.. The ratio would help them field a CFL roster. I'm sure that the Monterrey franchise can find
21 "nationals" to play 3 down football in all of Mexico.