The saying goes that the teams with the best Canadian starters win. A look at what could be the starting seven for each team and the depth behind them shows that IMO. In some cases one could argue some positions have an A and a 1A on some teams. Most teams start eight Canadians to give the Coaches some flexibility in case of injury during a game.
But here's my projected 7 starters for the coming season, which I'm sure will not have unanimous agreement.
BC Lions: OG Jon Hameiester-Ries, OG Jesse Newman, OC Dean Valli, FB Jerome Messam, SB Paris Jackson, WR Frank Gore and DE Brent Johnson
Calgary: OG Steve Myddleton, OG Dimitri Tsoumpas, OC Tim O'Neill, WR Arjei Franklin, RB Jon Cornish, S Eric Fraser and DT Miguel Robede
Edmonton: OC Adam Fiacconi, OG Patrick Kobongo, OG Greg Wojt, DT Brian Bulcke, FB Samuel Fournier, WR Kamau Peterson and S Elliott Richardson
Saskatchewan: OC Jeremy O'Day, OG Gene Makowsky, OG Chris Best, WR Andy Fantuz, WR Rob Bagg, SB Chris Getslaff and DT Keith Shologan
Winnipeg: OC Ibrahim Kahn, OG Steve Morley, OG Brendon LaBatte, DT Doug Brown, DT Don Oramasionwu, FB Jon Oosterhuis and LB Pierre-Luc Labbe
Hamilton: OG Peter Dyakowski, OC Mawan Hage, OG Steve Rottier, DT Matt Kirk, CB Ryan Hinds, S Dylan Barker and SB Dave Stala
Toronto: WR Spencer Watt, OG Taylor Robertson, OG Cedric Gagne-Marcoux, OC Dominic Picard, OT Chris Van Zeyl, DE Ricky Foley and LB Mike Eiben
Montreal: OT Josh Bourke, OT Jeff Perrett, OC Luc Broudeur-Jourdain, OG Andrew Woodroff, SB Ben Cahoon, S Etienne Boulay and LB Shea Emry
Some teams like Montreal and Saskatchewan it would be easy to add more starters to the list. Winnipeg and Edmonton it was difficult finding seven. IMO