I believe this makes sense in the context in which we are speaking about. When there was the QR, the skaters who didn't make it to the short program, their federation had to foot the hotel bill and related expenses. The skaters who made it pass the QR expenses were covered by the host fed. The smaller feds didn't like this (they would rather not pay for their skaters if they did not qualify to the short program.....or period) and voted to get rid of the QR. Now for upcoming Worlds, the Canadian fed will have to pay for everyone since there is no more QR. This raises the host fed cost to hold an event. The Canadian fed got mad since there is no more QR, they have to make more room (longer hotel stay, more ice time) for skaters who they wouln't normally have to due to said skaters being eliminated in QR and their respective feds footing the bill. This lead to higher qualifying minimums. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.