January 07, 2018

Minimum Wage Meltdown Has Wynne "Bullying" Tim Horton's

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

On Friday's show, I reported on Kathleen Wynne attacking Tim Horton's franchisees after they cut back employee benefits to cope with her decision to drastically raise Ontario's minimum wage.

Tim's is facing a 21% increase in the cost of labor on top of what are already thin profit margins, these new expenses are passed on to the franchisees, not the Brazilian corporate elites at the top of the company. 

Unlike governments, coffee shops are unable to run deficits or force customers to buy their products. But Kathleen Wynne doesn't understand what its like to run a business.

The Wynne Liberals have turned Ontario into the most indebted sub-sovereign government in the world, her attack on business harmed by her reckless policy is more proof of her ignorance of basic economics

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commented 2018-01-07 16:04:54 -0500
TAMMIE said:
“Tim Hortons’ head office also issued a statement blaming “a reckless few” and saying the actions don’t reflect the values of the brand.”
So the entrepreneur that invested $500,000+ into a Tim’s franchise is TOLD to raise the wages of his staff by the Head Honcho at Tim Horton’s without cutting back on other benefits? While also insisting that they keep sending their monthly % of sales to head office?
Unless the Big Wigs at head office offer to reduce the % required by the franchise, they should shut up about the franchisees cutting back in other ways to make up for cost increases that are no fault of their own (unless they voted Liberal, then they can just suck it up).
commented 2018-01-07 15:37:02 -0500
Roy Green
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne is challenging Ron Joyce Jr., son of the co-founder of Tim Hortons, and calling him a bully for cutting employee benefits in response to the minimum wage hike in Ontario.

Tim Hortons’ head office also issued a statement blaming “a reckless few” and saying the actions don’t reflect the values of the brand.
Guest: Dan Kelly, president and CEO of the Canadian Federation of Independent Business
commented 2018-01-07 15:11:13 -0500
I don’t like Wynne, but don’t see Brown as any kind of real improvement. We are screwed either way.
commented 2018-01-07 13:54:46 -0500
My next Ont. Election date was off. June 7 2018 is the end of the Liberal nightmare for Ont.
Five more months of Wynne.
commented 2018-01-07 13:47:10 -0500
Close to a year from now, Patrick Brown will take over as Canada’s largest Alcohol and Drug supplier.
Let us hope that he’s like most Politicians and does the opposite of what he campaigned on, and rejects carbon taxes, face coverings etc..
On the other hand, I guess he can’t do worse than Wynne.
commented 2018-01-07 12:25:14 -0500
I don’t see the unions making cut backs.
commented 2018-01-07 12:14:19 -0500
Brian Smith, excellent post.
commented 2018-01-07 12:02:32 -0500
… Wynne is a pig.
… What kind of person walks into a Tim Hortons and thinks it their place to tell the owners how to run their business??
… Only ignorant, disrespectful pigs.
commented 2018-01-07 10:52:35 -0500
Wynne’s labour law and payroll cost increases have no virtue or fairness in their design. It is all about getting re-elected and small businesses are expected to fund her popularity campaign. Anyone remember the 4 cent per litre carbon tax on gasoline she implemented last summer, is that fair?; how about the higher heating bills this winter, again with the carbon tax, is that fair?; The Liberal government is going to become the biggest Drug dealer in the world this year, already the largest buyer of Liqour in the world and the single largest Gaming house operator in the world. And yet they claim their causes are nobIe and virtuous. Evil incarnate.