Raising the minimum wage is all the rage in left-wing jurisdictions. Alberta is going to do it, when companies are already laying off thousands of workers.
So why would they make it more expensive to hire someone?
For the left, the main purpose of a higher minimum wage is not to raise the wage of low-income workers. Precisely the opposite: its main purpose is to ban low-income workers, because they’re competitors to high-cost labour unions.
Remember: Premier Rachel Notley’s husband is a lobbyist for CUPE. Her chief of staff, Brian Topp, was a union boss in Toronto.
Anyways, on April 1st, Seattle introduced its $15 dollar minimum wage.
WATCH my report to find out what happened next.
Then let's see if the same things happen in NDP Alberta when Notley follows Seattle's lead.
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