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Canadian malaise

The impact of the NHL lockout on the Candaian economy can hardly be good, but how bad is it?

Anecdotal evidence across Canada suggests the malaise is deep and will not quickly disappear. In Montreal, Ziggy Eichenbaum says business in his bar near the stadium is down 25 per cent; Labatt, the big Canadian brewers, have cut 20 per cent of their white-collar workforce.

Now, all surely agree that malaise is a very bad thing. Perhaps a temporary beer subsidy is required to save the Canadian economy!

More anecdotes and speculation from this interesting story in the Guardian.