August 19, 2017

Metro grocery chain mulls automation ahead of minimum wage hikes

Holly NicholasRebel Commentator

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.

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commented 2017-08-21 10:41:35 -0400
Well at least we know where Ontario is headed. Bankruptcy.
commented 2017-08-20 14:32:30 -0400
With all these jobs disappearing, how are all the 10’s of thousands of migrants from the USA supposed to find work?
commented 2017-08-20 12:00:47 -0400

Yes Deborah, there is enough horror in that one picture to make the National Socialist or Natzies look like Angels.

Perhaps we should all Pray, Pray that Trudeau sees the error of his ways.
commented 2017-08-20 11:00:00 -0400
Keith Barnes – that horrible picture says it all about Islam. They are the devil’s demons. I thank Jesus Christ for coming into world to save us. They may kill our bodies but we are to fear the one who can kill the body and the soul. So come quickly Lord Jesus!
commented 2017-08-20 00:14:19 -0400
If socialists understood economics they wouldn’t be socialists.
commented 2017-08-19 23:02:23 -0400

Enoch Powell 1976

The friends of the Liberals….. If the full video starts, just advance it to 3.47. Take note of the image.
commented 2017-08-19 20:53:26 -0400
Simply increasing the minimum wage is not a solution to a problem.
The minimum wage is intended, and more suitable, for the likes of a high school kid bagging groceries for an hour or two after school, or retired seniors wishing to supplement their pension income whilst getting out and meeting people by greeting them at Wal-Mart, for example.
It shouldn’t be argued that it’s “not a living wage”. A living wage is earned by doing work that is high in value to society and worth the $11 or $15 (or more) per hour.
If these jobs are in short supply (and when they are it’s usually the fault of an interfering government), then any government that legislates, for example, a $15 per hour minimum wage is achieving nothing more than forcing businesses into issuing undeserved welfare cheques, and therefore any government in this country that supports and enacts such legislation should then resign in shame for the damage they have obviously caused to our industry and commerce.
One person’s wage increase is another person’s price increase.
Truly improving the standard of living for any one individual, group, community or nation is achieved only by increasing productivity. There is no other (legal) way.
commented 2017-08-19 20:43:40 -0400
The other day I went to a McDonald’s. There was an array of machines to make your order and one cash. I noticed a line up and first thought they were lining up for the cash. No they were waiting for their orders. I went to the cash and ordered three ice coffees and a few desserts. Then I stepped back and waited and waited….. I noticed a TV screen with a host of numbers including the number of my order. After 15-20 minutes my order had not yet come up. I went back to the cash and demanded my money back and complained that this is no “fast food” service. The manager then filled my order. I would never go back to that McDonald’s.
commented 2017-08-19 20:20:03 -0400
Hi Holly. The left are more concerned with crippling anybody who owns a business. All in the name of equality.

And if businesses can’t afford the min wage hike? Then they should not open a business. That’s leftist logic for you.