Canon has released a statement on the state of gray market. If they will not service gray market any longer then there could be some trouble ahead.
I would say they are getting pressure from the big boys (Adorama, BH, etc) on the gray market issue.
From the release:
Customers should also be aware that Gray Market Products may not be eligible for:
• coverage under a U.S. warranty;
• U.S. promotions, including mail-in and instant rebates; and
• technical support