When it comes to fielding questions about its players' attempts to unionize, the Canadian Premier League continues to take a “silence is golden” approach.
The CPL’s third season kicked off last weekend at Winnipeg’s IG Field, and featured a pair of entertaining double-headers that marked the league’s return after a lengthy layoff. The fact that the CPL has been able to return to action in the middle of a global pandemic speaks volumes about its nimbleness and resiliency, as did its hosting of last summer’s successful Island Games in PEI. For an organization still in its infancy, that's an incredible achievement, as the CPL has provided a blueprint for other leagues around the world to copy during these difficult and uncertain times.
On the field, things couldn’t be better. Off the field, an interesting dynamic between the CPL and the Professional Footballers Association Canada has developed in which the league appears to be doing its best to ignore PFACan as players fight for the right to collectively bargain over their working conditions.