Housing a solution to NHL lockout

Players could help fight homelessness in their communities

The real tragedy of the National Hockey League lockout is the impact on small businesses owners and their minimum wage employees. Their loss of income exacerbates the already unprecedented poverty and homelessness in both Canada and the U.S.

There’s a reasonable solution, players and owners, to your disagreement over how to divide the NHL’s increased revenues, especially given that you have more than enough money to live luxurious lives and to take care of your families for generations to come.

Stay on your current salaries and do something useful with those added revenues you’re coveting – eradicate homelessness. The extra money is there, your new investment will reap financial benefits, your humanitarianism will make you feel good and the people you help house eventually will have the resources to participate in, or at least watch, your sport.

It’s a victory for the owners, a victory for the players and an actual life for the homeless. And you can call yourselves, with pride, the National Housing League.

Paul Austin

Victoria

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