January 19, 2018

NDP policies force closure of iconic Alberta restaurant

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

On Wednesday's episode of The Gunn Show,  Scott Winograd joined me to discuss the NDP policies that put his restaurant out of business.

After 14 years of serving locally grown food through economic booms and busts, The Bears Den Restaurant is closing its doors for good thanks to Rachel Notley's war on entrepreneurs. 

The NDP have chiseled away at the restaurant's balance sheet with burdensome labour regulations, carbon taxes, and an unaffordable minimum wage increase.

WATCH my interview with Scott to see how the NDP have misled Albertans about the wealth of small business owners, and why low-income workers are the victims of their bad policies.

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commented 2018-01-22 00:07:05 -0500
The question still remains, what are we gonna do about the Gov?
commented 2018-01-21 12:01:26 -0500
The only servers who care about minimum wage, work in low traffic crappy restaurants where tips are far and few between or one of the chains where there are no tips. If you are a good server you find a busy popular restaurant or bar and make magic money.

If you work at McDonald’s, and want more money you train to be a manager or move on down the road to a better job and or education/training so you actually qualify for a better job. I wouldn’t be hiring a snot nosed 16 year old at 15 bucks. I would hire an adult. Kid’s will have an even harder time entering the work force. Just what we need, more aimless kids roaming the streets with no purpose.

You see what happens. The number of servers get cut, service goes down, profits follow and you close, or like this guy in Calgary, you close on a high note because you know the math will not add up.

Those ‘pennies’ are a matter of livelihood for people . When business is hobbled , fewer people have jobs. Wage can only rise when profit margins rise and the gov.t should not be dictating what that should be. At best slow and incremental. For maximum damage, huge jumps like Ontario and Alberta have implemented. Bad news for workers. Good news for unions, which is really what all this tomfoolery is about.
commented 2018-01-20 02:08:27 -0500
Even thought I disagree with minimum wage, I have to say that wages had been stagnating in the restaurant industry for way too long.
The only winners are the wait staff.

Just for comparison:

In the 80s’ the waiter used to make $2.95/h, cook $13.00/h.
Well, let see, the cook get whooping $0.60 wage increase and the waiter gets $10.65/h.

8oz NY steak use to cost $8.95, so an hour wage as a cook bought you almost 2 steak dinners.
Now a burger cost $14.00, so you can almost buy one.

I am tired of restaurant owners whining and bitching how the minimum wage is ruining them.

People should instead concentrate to change government.
Tar and feather those bastards and run them out of town or country if needed to be.
The real thieves are sitting very comfortably and laughing their heads of while we fight for pennies.

Divide and conquer…
commented 2018-01-19 21:20:58 -0500
Oh where is Andrew to say this is a sign of prosperity? LMAO! Commies are idiots as well as murderers.
commented 2018-01-19 21:15:42 -0500
And soon this deranged POS Nutley will be sending out the business police. Feel really sorry for the poor stupid bastards who take that job on, but then again, I don’t – as you’d have to be a real Nazi to do a circle jerk job like that. Hope I never would run into them, as only one of us would walk away!
Between POS Nutley & that grand POS TruDope – there won’t be much left of Alberta for anyone to salvage. Think we mite need to beg refugee status from our American neighbor, or beg them to come & take out these insane POS lunatics!
commented 2018-01-19 16:32:48 -0500
This air head is just one more far left wing union goon.
commented 2018-01-19 12:46:22 -0500
NDP = death to prosperity and shared poverty for ALL !