CFL labour talks break down

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon presented the league's latest offer to the CFLPA on Wednesday. The...

CFL commissioner Mark Cohon presented the league's latest offer to the CFLPA on Wednesday. The pitch was quickly rejected by the union. (Mark Blinch/Reuters/Files)

PAUL FRIESEN, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 2:52 PM ET

WINNIPEG - Talks between the CFL and its players have broken down, replaced by a public relations war that doesn't bode well for the timely start of training camps in less than two weeks.

The two sides got together in Toronto, but no negotiations actually took place.

Instead, the CFL reversed its strategy and went public with the details of a stalemate that could threaten the start of the regular season.

“We’re all blindsided by this,” Winnipeg Blue Bombers player rep Glenn January said. “It was dirty negotiating tactics... they showed up with no intention of negotiating.”

January says the two sides had an agreement to give 24 hours notice before going public.


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