May 17, 2017

Wynne’s hard Left turn: Liberal labour plan kills jobs of others to save their own

Brian LilleyArchive

With her personal approval rating at 12 per cent and her Liberal Party sitting at 28 per cent support while Patrick Brown’s PCs sit at 41 per cent, Kathleen Wynne has to do something to try to win the 2018 provincial election. She’s desperate

So what are her ideas?

A column by Martin Regg Cohn, published in the official Liberal newspaper the Toronto Star, lays out some of those plans and it isn’t good.

The plan to be presented to cabinet and the party before going public is said to include making it easier to unionize, dramatically increasing the minimum wage, boosting paid vacation and paid sick days and forcing employers to justify why a job is part time instead of full time.

This Liberal plan is about tilting the balance of power in a big way towards employees and away from employers, so groups representing employers are rightly furious.

One such group, the Canadian Federation of Independent Business representing 42,000 small businesses employing 500,000 Ontarians, points out the reforms being considered come on top of the increase in EI premiums and CPP increases brought about by Trudeau’s Liberals.

The CFIB says it will simply be too much.

“Labour reforms, such as the ones being discussed in the media, would devastate small businesses and as a result, would kill jobs and slow down economic growth.”

But slowing down economic growth may be a small price to pay for Wynne and her Liberals if it gets them back in power.

These policies seek to appeal to a dedicated section of left-wing voters that see government as the answer to every problem and my fear is, it might work.

We need to push back with facts. Burdening employers with layers of increased costs won’t provide more jobs but less. As costs rise, part time jobs disappear and full time jobs become part time as employers find ways to deal with this.

Ontarians need to know that if Wynne’s plans go through it is about protecting one job and one job only… hers.

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commented 2017-05-20 11:25:05 -0400
I left the work force in Oct 2010 for health issues. I am glad this boy will have to deal with these work laws. If I was working still and one union dick showed up with a card and said here, sign this, the last thing he would see is my fist coming at his face. Fuck all Unions. Many years ago, I drove ready mix Concrete trucks in the KW region. after about 3 years of employment, the Union decides to have meeting in our area. I sit in front row. They ask us to repeat an Oath to the Union, while standing. I never stood up, never said dick all. Some big black dude comes up gets right in face and screams do you have Problem! I stood up and said " I, a few years ago, Said my Oath to the Queen of England and the Government of Canada when I joined the Military, fuck you if I am going to give my oath to some union dickheads, Layed the big black boy on his backwith one punch and left the room.
commented 2017-05-19 13:06:50 -0400
How people can vote for these idiots is baffling. Let’s buy more votes with your money, and people fall for it. The electorate in this Province and Country are brain dead. But oh well let’s just keep putting the burden on the up coming generations. I am now positive the Liberals want a Communist State where they run it all, Might as well move to Cuba!! I hear their Monthly Rations include a bottle of Rum.
commented 2017-05-18 20:09:58 -0400
Jerry Pasternak Ontario is ruled by the liberal elites who live in the GTA. There is no hope that a party that doesn’t openly pander to the welfare class, will never form a government here. It makes you appreciate and wish for a system similar to the American’s ‘Electoral College’ doesn’t it?
commented 2017-05-18 20:07:10 -0400
So Wynne and her Liberal henchmen, noticed that there were about three dozen people still working in Ontario and are about to invoke their ‘final solution’ to that pesky employment problem. Complete unemployment by 2018!!
commented 2017-05-18 04:05:39 -0400
All of a sudden, I feel blessed to have Brian Pallister for a premier.
commented 2017-05-18 00:53:59 -0400
Although I have never been a fan of Patrick Brown, he gave in impressive speech last week. I now understand that he does have the ability to win the next election if his policies are in line with fiscal Conservatives. Too late to change leaders anyway.
commented 2017-05-18 00:51:14 -0400
I think we already know how this election will end, same as last Ontario election. There simply too many leftists in that province to make any significant to the political landscape. Ontario is a write-off for any common sense right of center governance. It will simply become an extension of the Maritimes where voters will bought by the Liberals with their own tax money.
commented 2017-05-17 18:33:30 -0400
And what is really sickening, is that the tag team of Wynne & McGuinty intentionally destroyed ON for the globalists.
commented 2017-05-17 16:55:02 -0400
Wynne & McGuinty (Liberals) have turned Ontario into a “have not” province. She is corrupt and anyone who votes for her needs their head examined.
Like Trudeau, she has no fiscal restraint & the debt is mind boggling. Taxpayers are at their wits end.
Horrible, horrible person!
commented 2017-05-17 15:03:07 -0400
Like the old song, ‘Hang On The Bell Nelly’ She swings to the Left, this is where she goes of script, she dose not swing to the Right. She will just kiss Marxist Butt and dig herself a big hole to fall into. Hopefully the hole will be to deep to climb out of and all we have to do is fill it in.

You cannot win, Wynne, You shafted to many people to slither your way out of this one. It looks good on You.
commented 2017-05-17 14:45:37 -0400
Wynne’s strategy is obvious: grab the votes of those inclined to vote NDP.
Her pseudo Lib/NDP/Green far left coalition will simply attempt to prevent the centre-left Conservatives from gaining power.
She saw what happened in BC and is seeking to make Ontario a 2-party system, hoping the combined far-left/green vote will keep her in power.
Wynne’s last desperate attempt at re-election?
commented 2017-05-17 14:45:23 -0400
Burgers for sale $25 each.
commented 2017-05-17 14:37:02 -0400
When was the last time if ever you got a 34% increase in wadges?