Rachel Notley assured Albertans minimum wage increases wouldn’t affect the economy, insisting it wouldn’t have an effect on businesses or result in job losses. But now, just over a week after the minimum wage increased by a dollar, businesses are saying otherwise.
They’re telling us how the minimum wage increase is affecting them and how they’re trying to soften the blow of this increase.
Watch as I provide a few examples of businesses that have spoken out and described the measures they’ve taken to deal with the higher wage.
The fact is, these are additional costs being passed on to customers and businesses are responding to this new increase in ways that affect consumers and employees negatively.
People are losing their jobs and consumers are paying higher prices.
These are real issues that businesses are speaking out about and they were predictable, but this kind of incompetence is just something we’ve come to expect from the Alberta NDP government.