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Comments on Ontario premier Wynne’s plan to hike minimum wage by 32 per cent

The Liberal PR folks found a small business in Windsor which LOVES it!

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June 16, 2017 by canadiancontractor

Ontario premier Kathleen Wynne has announced her government’s plans to raise the province’s minimum wage to $15 from its current $11.40, within 18 months.

Labour minister Kevin Flynn was in Windsor, yesterday, promoting the policy at a small, family-owned sign manufacturing company called Oliver Signs.

Third generation co-owner Chris Oliver applauded the 32 per cent hike in payroll to any minimum wage employees the business has. (We don’t know if they have any.)  “It only makes sense that, if you work full-time, you earn a liveable wage,” Oliver told the Windsor Star.

We are not sure how difficult it was for the Liberal PR folks to find a small business which loves this news. 

Here is a comment from a contractor that, we think, is typical of many of our readers… 

And now Ontario wants to raise the minimum wage… Contractors will have to charge more for their work to be paid for by the people that just got a wage increase… so they will go to the black market… which means less tax money…
Just frustrated!!!!!!!!




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3 Comments » for Comments on Ontario premier Wynne’s plan to hike minimum wage by 32 per cent
  1. Ray says:

    What has this government with Kathleen & Justin actually done for the business or taxed people. They have not ever created a better economy but spend out of control ! Now the wage increase only means that everyone above minimum will need to get raised up and the Ontario government collects more taxes out of the higher wages. All just a ploy as usual. Time to get theses two Politicians out and get someone in that knows business and no bullshit !

  2. Kyle says:

    Does no one see what she is really doing here ?. The Fiberals are so far in debt that this is the only way they can raise enough money to even come close to paying it back. Consider this, A person making $11.40 an hour working full time is probably making around $20,000 per year. Put that same person at $15 an hour and I bet they are over $25,000 and that puts them in a different tax bracket all together doesn’t it. More pay, more taxes, less jobs and probably the best way to kill an economy stone dead. This raise will only cause the price of everyday consumables to jump at the same rate, therefor making it null and beneficial only to the government as an increase in income tax and everything that goes with it.

  3. Marten says:

    lowering our hydro rates, increasing minimum wage, giving the 2 biggest government union employees new contracts with wage increases. All roads lead to Kathleen trying to keep her job. Sure hope everyone else in Ontario see this as well. Can’t wait for the next election. I am involved with the street rod/custom car scene. Should hear what they are saying and what this government is doing to this hobby.