It's hard to buy parts that are gas related, but if he were to have a single speed blower, that should be much easier to come up with.I don`t think you can buy stuff for a furnace in Canada . You are stuck with calling a repair guy . In the US you can pick up parts at local stores or online .
That is a bearing failure if the stator was rubbing get new bearings and you are good to goDefinitely the motor.
Though on the outer ring it's only at the bottom.
So I mounted it rotated so the old bottom was more toward the top. Holding out so far. Will see how it fares overnight. Will still need a replacement.