June 30, 2017

Minimum wage hikes. Low-skilled immigrants: Liberals’ recipe for economic disaster

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

The Financial Post reports: "Evidence shows immigrants will get fewer jobs as Ontario ratchets up minimum wage to $15.”

Alberta is doing the same thing. But McDonald’s can’t afford $15 dollars an hour to hire low-skill, low-experience workers. So they’ve brought in giant iPads to take orders instead. They’re not the only company doing this, either.

Now a new study shows that minimum wage raises hit everyone hard, but especially immigrants. Employers can’t afford to pay more for people who don’t speak English well, and don’t have skills or experience.

But it’s the express policy of the Trudeau government to continue to bring in low-skill, low-experience, low-English workers to Canada, then dump them in high unemployment Atlantic Canada.

So we’re dooming Syrian migrants to a life of unemployment, but Canadian-born low-income workers and low-skill workers, too.

What about other social services we’re straining, such as food banks and health care?

That’s not economics. That’s Liberal vote-buying.

And it’s wrecking our country.

NEXT: I'm joined by Paige MacPherson, Alberta Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, to talk about the Alberta NDP's disastrous money management policies, as revealed in the latest budget update.

THEN: Joel Pollak, Senior Editor-at-Large at Breitbart, says Democrats have to stop aligning themselves with the so-called Resistance movement, especially after the attempted assassination of a Republican lawmaker. 

FINALLY: My personal thoughts on Canada Day...

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commented 2017-07-06 08:29:23 -0400
Stop putting Fud on video , talk about unskilled labour . Talk about the duh factor of putting immigrants into high unemployed areas .
Unskilled can always get a government job .
Just watch the trained monkeys stand and clap when Trudeau talks in parliament .
Not un Canadian not celebrating Canada day . Kind of like celebrating at a funeral .
commented 2017-07-02 11:09:49 -0400
- The basis of selling socialism to the masses is to promise them something for nothing. “Free” healthcare, education, etc. make those fat cats pay. This is a variation of this. They’re bringing in unemployable fake refugees & putting them in high unemployment areas because they want them dependent on government (taxpayer) handouts. Who do you think they’ll vote for in the future?

- Alberta (Canada) could use a serious tax revolt.

- Celebrities are great ones for calling for violence. They hope one of their brain dead fans will do the violence for them while they hide safely in one of their mansions with their security team. The Russia narrative has fallen apart, people are distancing themselves from the left as they go deeper & deeper into this fanaticism. They are ensuring a Trump/Pence victory in 2020.
commented 2017-07-01 13:17:01 -0400
We SHOULD be encouraging automation of mundane tasks, including the aforementioned self-ordering at McDs. The increased productivity of such labour saving devices more than compensates for paying workers better, and those better paying workers spend more, creating jobs to replace the ordering desk ones lost at McDs… total employment numbers change little, but everyone ends up better off.

Except the truly unskilled, of course (as per the Seattle study) who can’t adjust to this advancement, but at some point we need to discuss personal responsibility.
commented 2017-07-01 11:14:20 -0400
@ Daryl, where will all that $$ come from??

We will all be on the teat as long as there is some money to suck from the few ‘producers’ left employed. Yes, as the producer’s dwindle and the money dries up we will have Venezuela. It is going to get ugly if we are unable to stop this manufactured decline.
commented 2017-07-01 11:05:42 -0400
This is the saddest ‘celebration’ of my country I will ever take part in. I am already mourning what we as a country have lost in such a short time span and I am terrified of what more bad news is on its way.

God bless Canada.
commented 2017-07-01 09:14:36 -0400
The Libs and Dippers know that automation will put many lower skilled minimum wage employees out of work. Their answer is a guaranteed minimum wage funded by the government. The problem is, they will eventually run out of other peoples money just like Venezuela, Greece, Illinois etc., etc., etc…..
commented 2017-07-01 03:56:10 -0400
And of course the lefties will not give a damn, their imagined utopia will be all that matters to them. Meanwhile reality will destroy peoples lives.
commented 2017-07-01 00:32:45 -0400
The Comptroller of the State of Illinois said this week that the state is technically bankrupt, and soon will be unable to pay his employees, maintain an health system, seniors’ program and honor hundreds of billions of unfunded pensions. The state has been run by democrats. Porto Rico is also bankrupt, closing down 170 schools. For how long do Canadians believe they’ll enjoy their benefits systems when they elect radical leftist gov’ts like the liberals and the NDP who have no clue of what balancing a budget means. On top of their absolute ignorance of financial management, they import hundreds of thousands of uneducated, unassimilable muslims who, like you said, will never work. This will end very badly, and for everybody in this country.
Happy Canada Day, still.
commented 2017-06-30 23:52:26 -0400
Mette Reed – where will all that $$ come from?? The Libtards act like $$ just grows on trees – socialism welfare only works by taking that $$ from someone (tax-payers!) – if everyone is on welfare – no one will be paying taxes!!
This alone proves that Lieberalism is a mental disorder – of the severest kind! – this is what is happening in Venezuela at this very moment.
And believe me, the TruDopes, Nutleys & those types are pretty damn stingy!
commented 2017-06-30 22:23:18 -0400
Liberals want everyone on Social services! That way they have more control! The whole idea is to devastate the economy! Destroy the whole country in every way.
commented 2017-06-30 22:01:00 -0400
God did bless Canada. But what have we done for heavens sake?
The minimum wage jobs takes me back to “Fast times at Ridgemont High”
I wouldn’t have a car if I didn’t have that job.
What will our culture be?
Einstein said. “I fear the day technology surpasses humanity, we will be left with a world of idiots.”
Jesus said. " My people perish for lack of knowledge.
commented 2017-06-30 21:37:39 -0400
I also think it’s a great opportunity for Conservatives. The left have always hated the West. Now they’re saying so – GOOD!! Point it out! Why would you elect someone that hates this country???
commented 2017-06-30 21:33:07 -0400
The self-hatred of lefty’s, that is now spilling onto the country, is very dangerous and disconcerting. They’re not going to fight to maintain a country they hate, and will hand it over to the first assertive group that comes along – like Muslims.

I think this fight parallels the Free Speech fight Ezra. I think the way to do so, is to confront these Lefty’s in person. Ask them why they don’t leave and ask them who would they have preferred come after the Natives? They must realize more humans would follow eventually, so who would they have preferred? Russians? Communist Chinese? Spanish? Islamists? Nazi’s? Who? Who would’ve been better than the British to settle Canada? Confront them – in person!!
commented 2017-06-30 21:10:42 -0400
You cannot train anyone with grade 4 or 5 . and cannot read or write. Even where I worked in the auto industry. You need some smarts. I did forge work machining welding and later Inspection. You cannot get hired with in that industry with no education. I fear Canada is doomed to economic collapse
commented 2017-06-30 20:55:58 -0400
I went to a McDonalds a few days ago, ordered and tapped my debit card at a self-service kiosk. Punched in a burger, fries and coffee, ‘to eat in,’ and waited. When my number came up, the ‘former cashier’ tried to serve me a cold stale, dried-out burger, fries, and an empty soft drink cup, and it was packaged to take out. The available tables looked like they had not been wiped down for hours, and the washroom? Let’s just not go there, OK?
Welcome to the future.
commented 2017-06-30 20:47:38 -0400
Regarding the Ms. MacPherson interview. It never ceases to amaze how quickly decades of constructive building can be so thoroughly destroyed in months. It proves that a negative ideology can destroy faster than a positive ideology can construct. The sad thing is the negative ideology destroys families and lives, some lives literally through suicide, while it destroys institutions.