... we hope (you never know with Canadian newspapers) ... an excerpt from the biz oped pages of the Globe and Mail:

Some clarification here: Under a proclamation made by Emperor Commodus in 193 AD, it's actually illegal for a job to be lost anywhere on the continent of Europe. This came into effect after the Vomitorium Employees Guild revolted over job cuts and their sanitation worker comrades in Gaul walked out in sympathy.