I have it on good authority that it was only ONE person who asked that they be allowed to enter the US sites not the many stated. Ask Janis.
I'll believe you that there is one who asked Janis about this. That person may or may not be one of the two from Vancouver who approached me at the NHC in Seattle with the question of why they could not just enter here. I told them it was not my decision (at the time I was not the chair of the competition committee, I knew them from previous conferences and I was one of the local Seattle NHC organizers). Gary also said he was asked, but this may or may not be one of the same people who asked me or Janis. This let us know that there was at least some Canadians who wanted to enter at US sites.
As far as I know, no one asked for the removal of the Canadian site - no one in Canada, no one outside of Canada. No one has said anyone ever did. But as was explained, given the imbalance in entries available vs. membership levels in the two countries and given the availability of enough sites in the US to judge all of the first round beers, all 11 sites are in the US this year. If next year there are more first round sites needed than we can accommodate in the US we will ask ALES to host again.