There was some research done by T. Murphy on one of my chat groups and she came up with this after reading the Rumor Queen's (RQ) blog. I thought it was really interesting.
RQ gave me the idea to look back at the referral stats for the past three years to see how many LID months were referred each year, to give us a better idea of how this slowdown affects all of us...
In 2004, the CCAA referred 15 months worth of dossiers. I believe 2003 was similar, although I do not have statistics for that entire year.
In 2005, the CCAA referred 9.5 months worth of dossiers.
In 2006, the CCAA referred only 4.75 months worth of dossiers.