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CFL: CFL teams cancel start camps;  Conversations fall apart

CFL: CFL teams cancel start camps; Conversations fall apart

TORONTO – Three teams in the Canadian Football League canceled their training camp on Sunday after the league and the players’ union were unable to agree on the terms of a new collective agreement.

The Montreal Alois, Hamilton Tiger Cats and the Toronto Argonauts canceled all practices on Sunday as the curtain lifted on the camps in the CFL. Other teams can follow.

Ambrosie Circuit and the players’ union broke off talks to ratify a new collective bargaining agreement on Saturday.

The latest agreement, made in 2019 and modified last year in order to allow the CFL to offer a short 14-game season, expired at midnight on Saturday.

The Asian Football Confederation (AJLCF) invited players from seven of the nine CFL teams to take part in the exit at 12:01 a.m. ET.

Under Alberta’s labor laws, players from the Edmonton Elks and Calgary Stampeders will report to their own camps, putting them in a position to legally strike later this month.

The only strike in CFL history occurred in 1974. However, the issues were settled before the campaign began that year.

It is not clear when the two sides will return to the negotiating table.

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