It's true, I remember that red was on sale on another forum a long time ago. If the restrictions were lifted this could boost the registrations and the aftermarket. Plenty of American companies could use .ca to promote their products and services up north, without maintaining a legal presence in Canada. But maybe this (free trade) is not something that Cira would want. Many ccTLDs are open nowadays, and the trend is toward relaxing rules, seldom the opposite way. If I remember well he bought 5L LLL.ca but it was the leftovers and he dropped them after a few years. Hardly surprising.