Jack Mintz: Sorry, Ontarians. Wynne’s wage hike is going to penalize you all

Time and again politicians stick us with policies that create more harm than good. And now Ontario’s harmful policy to drive up minimum wages has led to a dustup over between Premier Kathleen Wynne and members of Tim Hortons’ founding family, Ron Joyce Jr. and his wife, Jeri-Lynn Horton-Joyce, who own two stores in Cobourg, Ont.

Wynne says the Joyce family is a “bully” for adjusting to her forced minimum-wage increase — from $11.60 to $14 beginning this month — by cutting back staff benefits (including coffee breaks, ironically enough). Tim Hortons’ corporate parent company, Restaurant Brands International, fearing a customer backlash, cowered, and denounced the benefit rollbacks as the “reckless” actions of “a few restaurant owners … (who) do not reflect the value of our brand.”

Not like we have a plethora of choices.

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  • Reader

    There may be a second reason for Wynne doing this.

    I don’t know if this is still done but certainly in the 1980’s some union wage agreements for some jobs (usually entry ones) were based upon a certain percentage above minimum wage. Increasing minimum wage would therefore automatically lead to increases in these above minimum wage job agreements also.

    • andycanuck

      That’s what’s driving it in the States.

    • Watchman

      +10 ‘^’s

    • Chris

      Every public union has this clause in their collective agreements.

  • Shebel

    I think that Wynne bitch is older that Johnny Cash.
    She sure looks like it.
    I guess she never listened to this song —-
    or she thinks that it still applys—

    https://youtu.be/hI0D44zYP-Q

  • Dave

    Equalled only by our upcoming federal election.
    Sigh.

  • Shebel

    The Government have always been Experts-
    And have Mastered the Art —
    Of Destroying a Man’s Pride
    By making him USELESS.
    and Dependant.

    Never thought that I would see the Day-
    Where the Government
    Actively participates in Destroying —
    An Entrepreneurs Pride–
    By Legislating the
    Impossible.

    And the People Rejoice !
    And the People say that you should —
    NOT be allowed to OWN a BUSINESS
    If you cannot “PAY ME A LIVING WAGE”

  • Literally Hitler

    https://www.thestar.com/opinion/star-columnists/2018/01/10/is-wynne-so-unpopular-because-shes-a-woman.html
    No, its because she’s a corrupt piece of excrement driving us to bankruptcy.

  • simus1

    If memory serves, Ex Emperor Barry’s good friend, an Omaha native and multi billionaire, has a major financial interest in the “Brazilian” company that now owns
    BK and Thorton’s. Perhaps GLLKDW could ask a boon from these good people that would help her to find some way to exert pressure on these horrible Ontario capitalists who are now trying to exploit their poor $15 an hour minimum wage slaves by cutting out their paid coffee breaks.

  • Shebel

    Just from a different point of view.
    SAME DIFFERENCE.
    SAME SONG.

    https://youtu.be/-TzQiJQiXMA

  • Watchman

    If $14.00 is better than $11.60 per hour, then why is not $100.00 per hour even better? Why not $500.00 per hour, which would push everyone up into the 1% tax bracket at which time the Socialist government can justify a 95+% tax rate on these ‘disgustingly’ rich people (i.e. almost everyone.)

    • Clausewitz

      Keep this up and everybody will be above average. /snark.

      • JoKeR

        I wouldn’t mind the $100 per hour wage if it wasn’t for the $2000 cost for a roll of toilet paper that will result!

        • simus1

          All socialists go there eventually. The big problem is that inflation of soft currency play money is a form of theft many of the poor and ignorant have difficulty understanding and pinning on their vile politicians and elites.

  • Shebel

    For ME— since , I am a Conservative.
    I think the Government should build roads and bridges and fix pot holes.
    and – If they are worried ’bout the poor—–
    -then they should not tax the money that they earn.
    For THEM— the Liberals
    They will TAX every penny that you earn.
    Then they will make you indebted to THEM —
    as they DOLE your money back to you,
    And you will THANK them for their KINDNESS.

    And VOTE for them AGAIN.

  • Gary

    I almost voted NDP until I saw Horwath in a mosque with the Hijab.
    The News photo had her at the back at the mosque with the chattel females
    where some may have had the FGM done in Canada.
    Here she is wit the imam .

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7f297d839c71375e37baaf4b761bf81195afd07f1845df66ef5faa91f095164f.jpg

    • Shebel

      The Imam looks very attentive to her mindless blather.
      Just don’t focus on his hand.

    • Uncommunist

      Bare footed too .. in his direction ! Stone her.

      • simus1

        Wearing pants. Showing both ankles and one wrist. Her beautiful long orange hair shamelessly uncovered.
        Her sherpa should be stoned as well for incompetence..