I've opened raw files in the past using my cs3 version of photoshop and don't remember it being a problem.
Can you try opening them up in CS3, it might give you a hint as to what the problem is. Maybe just a minor default setting.
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All I think that you should need is the specific raw file plugin for that particular camera. I'm getting updates all the time from Apple with the latest raw camera file plugin. Go looking for the plugin.
It might not like your extension. Make a copy of one of the files, and change the extension from cr2 to raw. If they are the 'same' file type (why does cannon need to make their own version?) there shouldn't be any issue with changing the extension.