We’re seeing yet more evidence that Ontario Liberal policies are having a negative effect on small businesses, that in turn will hit all Ontarians right in their wallets.
I’ve previously reported about the Wynne government’s carbon pricing plans that took effect in January 2017. They’re going to make everything more expensive for just about everyone.
And now, their minimum wage hike is set to kill jobs.
The rate is set to go up $2.60 next year, and after additional increases, it’s set to reach $15 dollars an hour in 2019. This is a huge cost for businesses to take on.
Among other things, the third largest grocery chain in the province, Metro, is mulling over automation to replace the humans that are simply becoming too expensive.
With skyrocketing prices, businesses like Cineplex have raised ticket prices to offset the extra costs they must take on due to the minimum wage.
And on it goes.
So much for that extra couple of bucks minimum wage earners will be making because it will be spent to pay for these bad policies.
Businesses want to make money and if raising the minimum wage is costing them extra and causing them to replace humans with machines, how is that helping anyone?
Once again, the left trots out plans and implements policies under the guise of helping people that instead end up hurting them.