The "consolidating" that is soon to begin and happen over the next few years, is turning off pretty well all MPEG2 SD QPSK channels (which are on F1R/F2), and replacing them with possibly HD versions which can only be received on newer receivers (600 series for now). Being on F1R/F2, they should be available outside Canada, so long as those satellites remain in service.
G1 is almost full up, so will not have many channels added.
Last, it is not the job of Shaw Direct or any other Canadian provider to provide Canadian networks outside of Canada. The "law" in question is based on copyright law really, in that Shaw Direct is an agent for channels which have purchased/own only Canadian rights for content, much of it owned/licensed by channels/services in the US.