January 05, 2018

“Deeply ironic”: Wynne accuses small business owners of bullying workers

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

 

In response to Ontario's massive $2.40 per hour minimum wage hike on January 1, two Tim Hortons locations in Cobourg, Ontario informed their employees that they would no longer be entitled to paid breaks and a number of other perks.

This prompted Premier Kathleen Wynne to react:

“Asking minimum wage workers to sign a pledge acknowledging that their breaks will now go unpaid or agree to receive only 8 hours of pay for a nine-hour day is not decent and it's not fair. It's the act of a bully

What angers progressives like Wynne is that the owners of these two locations in Cobourg are Ron Joyce Jr. and his wife Jeri Horton-Joyce, the children of Tim Hortons co-founders Ron Joyce and Tim Horton, and they're married to each other.

It's a Canadian love story, but who their parents are won't change the realities of an enormous new business expense dumped on them — and dozens of other Tims owners who are making the same tough cuts.

Wynne also told reporters that if the heirs to Tim Hortons opposed her government's decision to raise the minimum wage, they should have taken it up with her.

But small business owners HAVE been taking it up with her, warning for months that an arbitrary minimum wage hike would cause strain on their businesses resulting in reduced hours and perks.

Wynne’s keen business sense drove Ontario to be the most indebted sub sovereign government on the planet. She's no coffee industry analyst, that’s for sure.

Besides, even if they wanted to take it up with Wynne, according to Great White North Franchisee Association – the trade body representing over one thousand Tim Hortons owners -- they're being told not to talk about the challenges the minimum wage is putting on their businesses, and they're being threatened with retribution from their own head office if they do.

What a great irony.

 

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commented 2018-01-09 14:41:32 -0500
Wynne is going to try to play the same tactic that Trudeau played. Focus on the under 25 group. This age group is most impressed by the left wing. So free Pharmacare for under people 25. Up the Minimum wage. Than play the, I’m your protector against these mean company’s. Just trying to buy the upcoming election. Its sad actually, I hope Ontario troughs her out on her face on election night. Still can’t believe Trudeau withdrew the transit fare income tax deduction, for a guy that pounds the desk about looking after the Middle Class. So who rides transit (The Middle Class)? But he does have tens of Millions of dollars for the Muslim Terrorists.
commented 2018-01-08 15:19:30 -0500
Ms. Wynne is the “bully”! While I endorse a higher wage for workers, I vehemently oppose the way that Wynne implemented the policy! Despite hearing an earful from small business owners that it was too much in a short period of time, she ignored their opinion and, like the schoolyard bully, forged ahead with her plan! It was a “my way or else” attitude.
Now that some small businesses are trying to mitigate the costs FORCED on them by this greedy, grasping Liberal, she is calling them bullies! She wants to have her cake and eat it, too!
As a consumer, the one way that I can show this tyrant that I do not agree with what she has done, is to stop “eating out” as much as my husband and I do. This will have an impact on the amount of taxes that Ontario collects. We are talking about ($5000 × 13% = $650). Now, if more people who object do the same thing, that would amount to a lot of tax money.
Unfortunately, the impact on the small businesses and their employees would be horrendous. But, if the government sees that taxpayers are serious, perhaps something might change. It could be “short term pain for long term gain.” for these businesses.
commented 2018-01-08 15:18:25 -0500
Ms. Wynne is the “bully”! While I endorse a higher wage for workers, I vehemently oppose the way that Wynne implemented the policy! Despite hearing an earful from small business owners that it was too much in a short period of time, she ignored their opinion and, like the schoolyard bully, forged ahead with her plan! It was a “my way or else” attitude.
Now that some small businesses are trying to mitigate the costs FORCED on them by this greedy, grasping Liberal, she is calling them bullies! She wants to have her cake and eat it, too!
As a consumer, the one way that I can show this tyrant that I do not agree with what she has done, is to stop “eating out” as much as my husband and I do. This will have an impact on the amount of taxes that Ontario collects. We are talking about ($5000 × 13% = $650). Now, if more people who object do the same thing, that would amount to a lot of tax money.
Unfortunately, the impact on the small businesses and their employees would be horrendous. But, if the government sees that taxpayers are serious, perhaps something might change. It could be “short term pain for long term gain.” for these businesses.
commented 2018-01-08 15:17:14 -0500
Ms. Wynne is the “bully”! While I endorse a higher wage for workers, I vehemently oppose the way that Wynne implemented the policy! Despite hearing an earful from small business owners that it was too much in a short period of time, she ignored their opinion and, like the schoolyard bully, forged ahead with her plan! It was a “my way or else” attitude.
Now that some small businesses are trying to mitigate the costs FORCED on them by this greedy, grasping Liberal, she is calling them bullies! She wants to have her cake and eat it, too!
As a consumer, the one way that I can show this tyrant that I do not agree with what she has done, is to stop “eating out” as much as my husband and I do. This will have an impact on the amount of taxes that Ontario collects. We are talking about ($5000 × 13% = $650). Now, if more people who object do the same thing, that would amount to a lot of tax money.
Unfortunately, the impact on the small businesses and their employees would be horrendous. But, if the government sees that taxpayers are serious, perhaps something might change. It could be “short term pain for long term gain.” for these businesses.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:49 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:20 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:11 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:10 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:10 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:10 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:07:10 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:42 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:41 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:06:39 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:05:17 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:03:25 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:03:25 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-08 11:00:57 -0500
If you were to watch ctv ottawa local station you would be told its evil Tim Hortons doing terrible things to its employees.That Kathlene wynnes a hero trying to help the employees and Tim Hortons is not cooperating.That they should get with wynnes program. They highlight other bussinesses that accept the pay hike,and demonize others who dont.Wynne couldnt have better reporting if she did it herself.
commented 2018-01-07 23:27:24 -0500
PETER NETTERVILLE commented 2018-01-06 18:14:46 -0500 Thank You
Well Wynne is a disaster we all agree. The NDP that would be a bigger disaster (Hint RAE days). I will say Patrick Brown (PC) is now up to show us what he can do. Unless he is a echo fruit-loop or can’t manage a hot dog stand we can only do better. Thankx everyone.
commented 2018-01-06 19:36:18 -0500
This will increase the cost of living which will kick in the elevator tax on booze and smokes . More dam taxes . This will hurt the people she says will help . If it isn’t screwed up just let the Liberals handle it and then it will be .
Read the Green Energy act . Talk about bully .
Nutty Wind bag Spud all living in a third dimension on tax payers dime No sense of reality . Shame that any of them collect a pension after we boot them out .
commented 2018-01-06 18:34:16 -0500
Wynne is not qualified to be Dog Catcher . . .
but the folks in Ontar-i-owe are still confused after over a decade of her incompetence !
commented 2018-01-06 18:28:48 -0500
Wynne is not qualified to be Dog Catcher . . .
but the folks in Ontar-i-owe are still confused after over a decade of her incompetence !
commented 2018-01-06 18:14:46 -0500
Eric said, "Tik-Tik-Tik, time is running out for Wynne. We will see this Bow-Wow thrown out on her (I think her) or on its face. "

Yes, that is true, but I doubt PC leader Patrick Brown will change the status quo.

If Ontario votes out the Liberals for the Conservatives all that will change is the name of the party in power.

And if Ontario votes out the Liberals for the NDP, then Ontario is completely screwed as the NDP are even further left, further socialist than Wynne.
commented 2018-01-06 16:44:39 -0500
Andrew they need to adapt or die , then no jobs. And you are missing the point. Wynne is bullying them to pay more and she supports unions that bully and control workers way worse.
commented 2018-01-06 15:03:08 -0500
This isn’t something the franchisees are going to win. Wynne and head office both know a PR bomb when they see it.
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