September 15, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: FOI docs reveal Notley NDP’s minimum wage hike studies don’t exist

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

The Alberta NDP recently announced that they’ve passed legislation to make the $15 an hour minimum wage a reality in 2018. The rate will rise to $12.20 in October and then by $1.40 in 2017 and 2018. And this can only be reversed by the NDP cabinet.

Critics say the hike will hurt businesses and consumers already dealing with an economic recession due to increasing costs. With the unemployment rate skyrocketing and people desperate to get back to work, is this what the government should be doing?

The NDP claim implementation of the minimum wage was based on many studies. But there are no studies.

Freedom of Information documents obtained by The Rebel tell a completely different story than the one being pushed out by the Alberta government.

Watch as I provide examples of contradictory information on the “studies” Notley touts.

The FOI documents suggest that the research hasn’t been done and that a more thorough investigation is required. And, any analysis that was done suggests that the policy is completely counter intuitive to what the NDP want the outcome to be.

There’s a big difference between wanting something to happen and making it happen in reality.

With the implementation of the new minimum wage policy, the NDP are showing their incompetence.

They don’t care about research and facts and they don’t care about businesses, Albertans, or the economy. But we already knew all of those things, didn’t we?

Click HERE to see the documents. 

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commented 2016-09-17 00:32:38 -0400
Yawn. Rebel bull. I can use google and yep it’s all there. All the cost to all the research and the companies who did it and the actual post and info.
commented 2016-09-16 12:48:05 -0400
I got a twitter add saying the wage gap would save lives or some such nonsense, and I asked them to cite their sources. They came back with a link to the ‘research’, but most of the ‘data’ was behind a pay wall.
commented 2016-09-16 10:39:20 -0400
We knew all of those things Holly, but some my misguided friends and family members refuse to see the reality. I guess they will find out the hard way, they don’t want to hear about it.
commented 2016-09-16 08:42:20 -0400
NOTLRY is a Marxists, I think Saul Alinsky is smiling up at her.
commented 2016-09-16 02:52:47 -0400
The marxist systems moves forward in Alberta – pushing more Albertans onto lifetime welfare – this is the goal of Notley.

Notley’s NDP wants bigger government and a populous that is financially dependent on the government to survive – as an overpaid worker or a welfare recipient.

This is also Obama’s approach too.

Marxism folks – under the NDP. What a fucking mess!!! Vote wisely Canada – in short – you keep voting for Marxist fucks, and this is the hell ride you get in return.
commented 2016-09-16 01:30:26 -0400
Why refer to anything that even remotely could be called an objective study when you’re indoctrinated into a cult-like mindset?

The NDP has reached the point of they really don’t care anymore. It’s all about scoring ideological points before deluge. So, let them. Once everything is trashed, socialism will be dead, hung on its own petard.

If scorched earth is the way to go, so be it. Notley will be gone in a little more than a year’s time anyway. Judging by all the time she’s spent in Ontario this summer, attending every single NDP sanctioned event, she setting herself up for a run for the leadership of the federal NDP. She knows the ship is sinking fast – it’s time to move on.
commented 2016-09-15 22:32:16 -0400
So we can assume that the studies on Coal Fired Electricity generators will be about as thorough.
And the safery statistics and reports that preceded Bill 6?
And all the fake reports that drove Eggen’s Bill 10?
Ya I’m sure, when compiled the above reports would be ceiling height.
For me I’m still waiting for an NDP leader or caucus member to tell us what degree in Celcius the Earth’s temperature will be two, three, four years hence Alberta’s Carbon Tax implementation date.
commented 2016-09-15 21:38:45 -0400
Essentially, the lefty’s are puking their psychosis all over the rest of us. Clearly one has to have psychiatric problems to do as the Lefty’s do. Their policies don’t work, so instead of fixing them, they lie about it. Whether it’s McGuinnty, Wynn, Notley or any lefty throughout history, they’re all EXACTLY alike!! It’s extremely tiresome!
commented 2016-09-15 20:41:33 -0400
I was about to say something but I’ll wait for Keith to weigh in. He’ll probably say it way better than I could. For sure more colorful!
commented 2016-09-15 20:14:48 -0400
Theodore Pedersen said, ‘Politicians who are bald face liars, we need to turf.’
I agree with you, but do you realize that it will mean we will have to turf each and every one of them, from the liars in the Federal government to Provincial and last but not least Municipal?
Not a bad idea at all!
Then we can start all over, with politicians knowing that we will not stand for their Bull Shit anymore.
commented 2016-09-15 20:14:45 -0400
Anybody in the hospitality industry can kiss their tips goodbye unless an outfit like Earls builds the tip into the overall charge which could backfire on the entire establishment.

What about people who are making $15 an hour now? When minimum wage catches up these people are going to want a raise probably because they have a more important position.

I remember a while back on the facebook page Albertans for an NDP government there is a character named Jeremy Johnston who stated that he had several studies in his possession that prove a minimum wage increase does not negatively affect small business owners or unemployment. One study was current from Seattle and another was from the time frame 1915. Johnston is a shill for the NDP as he often posts in Edmonton and Calgary newspaper stories. He is also the spouse of Jessica Littlewood, MLA for Fort Saskatchewan/Vegreville.

When the SHTF on minimum wage I expect the NDP to pick out talking points and arguments from a hundred years ago, plus anything positive from the Seattle experiment.
commented 2016-09-15 20:03:03 -0400
Any raises will have to be paid by someone. Either my bosses or me or anyone who buys anything
commented 2016-09-15 19:53:30 -0400
What a surprize.
commented 2016-09-15 19:40:48 -0400
Gasp! She lied! I can hardly believe it…
commented 2016-09-15 19:07:20 -0400
Politicians who are bald face liars, we need to turf.
commented 2016-09-15 19:05:46 -0400
Last separate point. I like how Wynne gives a contemplative look at Notley.
commented 2016-09-15 19:04:32 -0400
Separate comment. How long before the FOIP rules are changed in Alberta because of Holly and Sheila being pesky?
commented 2016-09-15 19:02:24 -0400
In order to say one has increased minimum wage for jobs, there first has to be the jobs. These are very much lacking these days except for AUPE, CUPE, and such public sector unions of which none work for any minimum.

As Richard points out below, many entry level jobs can be replaced through technology. Hence the underemployed will become fully unemployed. But heck, the masses can then be provided for by government which earns more tax through an increased minimum wage which no one can earn through lack of jobs hence will be themselves relying on government provision through …etc
commented 2016-09-15 18:37:45 -0400
Just walked into a McDonalds the other day and noticed self-pay machines for orders. You will see more of those when the Noonoonuloonoos complete their mandate. Their next objective? Government monopoly on auto insurance.