A Canadian politician is finally keeping a promise. The bad news is that it's Kathleen Wynne. She just started hiring extra labour code police.
At the beginning of the year Ontario's minimum wage jumped from $11.60 per hour to $14 per hour. It was a devastating 21% hike, overnight.
To make sure Ontario's beleaguered entrepreneurs are following Wynne's growing list of onerous regulations, the Liberals promised to hire up to 175 new labour code inspectors – job cops, basically.
The Ontario government is hiring its first round of labour code enforcers. According to the online jobs listings for the Ontario public service, the first 13 of 175 are being hired for areas covering Mississauga, Scarborough, Sudbury and London.
These employment standards officers will be making between $1,339 per week up to $1,647 per week - nearly $70,000 per year all the way up to over $85,000 per year.
With 175 new hires, that means Wynne's new minimum wage police will cost the taxpayer $15 million per year.
Luckily Wynne has an endless pit of taxpayer money to cover her ballooning labour costs, a luxury business owners just don’t have.