Wynne Hires 175 “Business Police” for Minimum Wage Crackdown

Small businesses and retailers are cutting staff benefits to adjust to a sharp increase in wages, including franchises like Tim Horton’s that are unable to raise menu prices and have little financial flexibility.

  • Cat-astrophe

    If it walks like a tax, and talks like a tax, its a tax.
    a compulsory contribution to state revenue, levied by the government on workers’ income and business profits or added to the cost of some goods, services, and transactions.
    Make heavy demands on (someone’s powers or resources).

    • The 175 “Business Police” are here to help you.

      • Gary

        I bet they won’t do squat when they find illegals working for cash .

  • Shebel

    Every business is NOW paying $14/hour. They are not suicidal.
    And yet—this Political bitch—probably will hire a bunch of her friends to enforce a Law that that is being followed to a T.
    Now maybe she could put these assholes to use—
    To crack down on the Punjabi , Muslim, Sikh , Chinese and anyone that is not WHITE and running a business—-
    Cause they don’t really care about what some Lesbian Bitch dictates as a Wage.

    • Gary

      I bet that the Public sector Unions will demand a huge raise after the Election because the Min-wage has gone from $10.00 to $14.00 for a 40% increase while CUPE and OPSEU members will look at the same Window of time and feel cheated or left behind with just a 12% increase for low skill clerical jobs.
      We already know that the same job positions for the Private sector has the Union member in CUPE getting almost 30% more as a salary.

      Toronto also has their Far-wage policy at around $24.00 an hour and that will go up too when Union member get a huge raise.

  • LairdKintyre

    It worked for Stalin with those cruel greedy peasant farmers who dared try to pull their country out of the dark ages of feudalism.

  • LairdKintyre

    Typical Socialist play. Hire a small army of burocrats with a vested intrest to boot their boot on the throat of a small buisness owner barely eeking out a living

  • ontario john

    This is just another example of our Great Leader Wynne improving the employment situation in Ontario, by letting everyone work for the government. And the fact that she will get more tax income from Timmy employees has nothing to do with it. The rumours that inspectors will wear brown shirts and smash windows is totally false, and is being spread by rural Nazis. Remember the Toronto Star says that all negative comments about Wynne is because men in Ontario are sexist pigs. Obey, OBEY!!

  • ontario john

    I notice it was mostly labour unions protesting in front of Tim Hortons. Perhaps they will launch a unionization effort, and then we will all be paying $20.00 for a cup of coffee.

  • Peta Johnson

    Wynne is so far left that the NDP will have to go back to being Communist. She could have cut business taxes with the money wasted on the inspectorate.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Many down here in the US, of a certain age are quite bitter that we didn’t get public sector jobs decades ago. We’d have more money and more job security.

    • ontario john

      Oprah will save you, and maybe she will give everyone a free car.

    • shasta

      All you had to do is sell your soul.

      • Hard Little Machine

        All the public sector people do is whine and pout that they’re getting shafted but in reality they make more money, have better increases, better cheaper benefits and better job security than nearly every sector of the non public economy. In NC a few years ago the state DoT workers threaten to riot after they were given a 4% increase but were asked to contribute, for the first time ever, to pay a token amount toward their own health care premium which had been free up till then.

        • shasta

          I realize that many Americans are surprised by the rapid rise of socialism in their country, but have some pity on us in the Great White North who have been watching this stuff happen since the sixties when Kennedy decided that he did not like Diefenbaker and proceded to interfere in Canadian politics. This of coarse lead to Pearson and Trudeau the Elder and the downfall of this country. When I was young, grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles as well as teachers would advise young people who wished to get ahead to avoid the “civil service” like the plague. Today it is the exact opposite, and the only way for most people who wish to have a hope at a middle class or better lifestyle is to surrender to the “party” and endorse the demise of their heritage.

          • Hard Little Machine

            It’s simply a massive taking from the private sector. It’s why leftists either knowingly or unknowingly confuse ‘the government’ with ‘the country’. Public sector programs are effectively crowding out private sector work

  • Waffle

    Silly, silly me. I formlessly thought that once the pain reached a certain level, there would be a use for my pitchfork and I could join my fellow beleaguered citizens on the steps of the Pink Palace and rightfully demand the head of the cruel Polyester Princess who dwells therein.

    Alas, the implement will stay on the balcony, rusting in the thaws of this January heat wave because the concepts of rebellion or insurrection are unknown to my fellow citizens.

    Also unknown to them is the taste of a really good cup of coffee. In fact, I shudder in horror every time I think of the Timmy’s Double-Double. Unadulterated diesel fuel, Feh!

    However, I do feel very sorry for the hapless franchisees who are desperately trying to salvage their expensive investment. They are truly caught between a rock and a hard place. Unable to raise prices by their foreign franchisor, they must adhere to the new, obscene wage hike mandated by a greedy government. As if that weren’t bad enough, in order to stay solvent, some franchisees are cutting back on perks and benefits.Those intrepid souls will be named and shamed bt a gestapo ,

    It is this last outrage that really mystifies me. Few seem to be bothered that a particular form of class warfare has been unleashed on the good citizens of Ontario. Well, I guess that 50 years of creeping socialism can do that to a populace..

    • Clausewitz

      Used to be having a Timmies Franchise was a licence to print money. Under Wynne it’s become a licence to lose money.

  • Clausewitz

    Big Brother is watching you. Don’t forget to join in for the five minute hate of small business.

  • favill

    This is why they disarmed us…imagine if these 175 “business police” were whittled down to 5 business police at the end of the first week?

  • Bubba2 Butane

    1. See small business owner working deep-fat fryer in their restaurant.
    2. See government Nazi harass small business owner.
    3. See government Nazi ‘accidentally’ fall face first into deep-fat fryer.
    4. See small business owner assist government Nazi by holding their legs vertically up.
    5. Following the idea “that shyt happens”, see small business owner inform authorities that government Nazi was not wearing skid proof foot ware.

    Adopt above scenario to any business environment. Remember falls can happen anywhere!

  • People voted for this sort of bullying.

  • WildWelshWoman

    Wicked BITCH of the west!

  • Gary

    So Wynne is okay with over 300,000 illegals in Toronto working for $10.00 an hour cash and NOT paying taxes……..but the real crisis for this Election in June is how the Suckers that do pay taxes can now get $14.00 an hour to pay MORE to Wynne and Justin plus how the Business owners can use THEIR money to help the Liberals win the Election.

    What happens when these Inspectors find Illegals that work for cash ???