In an ideal world, I would give out 8 wildcards to 8 CANADIANS. I'd try to put in as many Canadians as possible in this event. If I had a chance, I'd literally fill up half the freaking tournament with Canadians. Seriously, when's the last time we've seen a Canadian win the Rogers Cup? Seriously? I'm annoyed and tired seeing foreigners always winning this event and crushing the Canadian players. I mean, Nadal, Federer and all those guys are great players and all and I respect that but first and foremost I want to see a Canadian win this event badly. I'm a proud Canadian and want Canada to win all the time. Heck, I even think an Australian or a British will an Australian Open or Wimbledon before we see a Canadian winning the Rogers Cup. Just terrible. I hope Milos shows all these mugs who's buss and wins the Rogers Cup at some point in his career. Go Canada!
"Tired of seeing foreigners always winning this event" - I cant decide if this post is delusional or knee jerk nationalism. I appreciate your enthusiasm for Canadian tennis and our great country, but its not because of the lack of wildcards for Canadian players in the MD that a Canuck hasn't won the Rogers Cup. Its a lack of quality.
Personally, I dont subscribe to the view that all wildcards need to be exclusively for Canadians. I think Tomic's recent run at Wimbledon - as well as Milos' run in the Aussie - shows there is real value in making up and coming guys tough out the qualies and prove they belong. Ask Donald Young. For this reason I do agree with you, however, that as far as qualy wildcards are concerned, all of them should be for Canadians.
For the MD wildcards, Frank and Peter have proven in the past they deserve a wildcard and if anything allow the schedulers a good Monday evening centre court match, so they should get one no doubt. Maybe this year you add one for Vasek as well, if only for his Davis Cup commitment and the fact he's clearly on the upswing in his career. But other than that, I dont see any reason why giving a wildcard to Phil, PLD, Diez, Eric, or anyone else is good for the tournament or the players. Getting crushed in the first round does nothing for these guys beyond providing a nice payday compared to what they are used to playing for.
I would love to see a Canadian win the Rogers Cup, but realistically the only guy playing right now with even a remote shot one day to win the Rogers is Milos, and he will get in on merit. A guy like Hewitt has the ability to make it farther in the MD than the Canadians I listed and shouldn't be ignored if a request comes along. As a tennis fan, its great to see your countrymen do well, but if I'm paying for tickets I'd rather see quality tennis and good competition than a bunch of Canadians thrown into the deep end and be eliminated from the tournament in about an hour.