$15 minimum wage simply will not fly!


JLM
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The Day After $15: New minimum wage would bring nightmare scenario to Canada, critics say | Financial Post
 
taxslave
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I wonder if business owners would be included in the mandatory minimum wage? And where would the money come from to pay it?
 
petros
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Labour laws are Provincial. Feds stepping in goes against Provincial sovereignty.
 
justfred99
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Auntie Rachel in Alberta has mandated that by 2018 Alberta will have a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The first step towards that is a $1 per hour increase, in a month, October 1st. With regards to taxslave above, it will come from the end user. In Australia the minimum wage is about $18-20 per hour (no tips) and they pay $30 for fish and chips, $10 for a beer. The end user pays for the product, if they want it. Albertans will be seeing how auntie Rachel's program works and have 4 years in which to accept or reject her program.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Labour laws are Provincial. Feds stepping in goes against Provincial sovereignty.

I got the idea that Mulcair was going to get $15 for everyone from Prince Rupert to St. Johns and from Windsor to Grise Fjord.

Quote: Originally Posted by justfred99 View Post

Auntie Rachel in Alberta has mandated that by 2018 Alberta will have a minimum wage of $15 per hour. The first step towards that is a $1 per hour increase, in a month, October 1st. With regards to taxslave above, it will come from the end user. In Australia the minimum wage is about $18-20 per hour (no tips) and they pay $30 for fish and chips, $10 for a beer. The end user pays for the product, if they want it. Albertans will be seeing how auntie Rachel's program works and have 4 years in which to accept or reject her program.

How are the Aussies any better off than we are? We can still get fish & chips for $12 and a glass of beer for about $4.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I got the idea that Mulcair was going to get $15 for everyone from Prince Rupert to St. Johns and from Windsor to Grise Fjord.

It's impossible to try to trump the sovereignty of the Provinces. It's an election lie not a promise.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I got the idea that Mulcair was going to get $15 for everyone from Prince Rupert to St. Johns and from Windsor to Grise Fjord.

Federally regulated employees. Gotta read the fine print in these political platforms.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Federally regulated employees. Gotta read the fine print in these political platforms.

Oh O.K.
 
petros
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Federally regulated employees. Gotta read the fine print in these political platforms.

What exactly are federally regulated employees?
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

What exactly are federally regulated employees?

That would probably include Revenue Canada employees, those working for Federal Fisheries and Dept. of Indian affairs just to name a few. Federal Prison employees.
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

What exactly are federally regulated employees?

The same ones that have to work on provincial holidays. There are a whole bunch. It takes a team of 500 bureaucrats to keep it all straight.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

The same ones that have to work on provincial holidays. There are a whole bunch. It takes a team of 500 bureaucrats to keep it all straight.

I forgot to mention Postal workers.

Quote: Originally Posted by IdRatherBeSkiing View Post

Federally regulated employees. Gotta read the fine print in these political platforms.

So you mean the kid sweeping the floor at the Fish & Chip shop is S.O.L. He will not be endeared to Mulehair.
 
petros
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None of those people currently make under $15 an hour.

Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries
The labour rights and responsibilities of about 12,000 enterprises and 820,000 of their employees are defined by the Canada Labour Code. These employees account for six percent of all Canadian workers.

If you are employed by one of the following businesses and industries, you are more than likely working in a federally regulated sector:

banks
marine shipping, ferry and port services
air transportation, including airports, aerodromes and airlines
railway and road transportation that involves crossing provincial or international borders
canals, pipelines, tunnels and bridges (crossing provincial borders)
telephone, telegraph and cable systems
radio and television broadcasting
grain elevators, feed and seed mills
uranium mining and processing
businesses dealing with the protection of fisheries as a natural resource
many First Nation activities
most federal Crown corporations
private businesses necessary to the operation of a federal act
 
IdRatherBeSkiing
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

None of those people currently make under $15 an hour.

Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries
The labour rights and responsibilities of about 12,000 enterprises and 820,000 of their employees are defined by the Canada Labour Code. These employees account for six percent of all Canadian workers.

If you are employed by one of the following businesses and industries, you are more than likely working in a federally regulated sector:

banks
marine shipping, ferry and port services
air transportation, including airports, aerodromes and airlines
railway and road transportation that involves crossing provincial or international borders
canals, pipelines, tunnels and bridges (crossing provincial borders)
telephone, telegraph and cable systems
radio and television broadcasting
grain elevators, feed and seed mills
uranium mining and processing
businesses dealing with the protection of fisheries as a natural resource
many First Nation activities
most federal Crown corporations
private businesses necessary to the operation of a federal act

Sounds like a win-win promise for Tommy to make.
 
petros
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Yeah when it is irrelevant.
 
taxslave
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Yeah when it is irrelevant.

Best kind for a politician. He can say he kept his promise AND it didn't cost a penny.
 
petros
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Lying is awesome!
 
Ludlow
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wonder who invented currency
 
petros
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The same people who invented taxes.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

None of those people currently make under $15 an hour.

Federally Regulated Businesses and Industries
The labour rights and responsibilities of about 12,000 enterprises and 820,000 of their employees are defined by the Canada Labour Code. These employees account for six percent of all Canadian workers.

I've rec'd an email from the Dippers every day for the past week asking for a donation. I made the mistake of sending the local candidate an email asking her what she was going to do to secure my vote. Huge surprise......................she ain't getting it.
 
talloola
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Quote: Originally Posted by JLM View Post

I got the idea that Mulcair was going to get $15 for everyone from Prince Rupert to St. Johns and from Windsor to Grise Fjord.



How are the Aussies any better off than we are? We can still get fish & chips for $12 and a glass of beer for about $4.


where the heck do you get fish n chips for $12.00, I know one can, here at quality foods,(less than $12.00) but it is the
frozen fish, (blah, tasteless), and the lowest grade fries.

the best and freshest fish n chips are at least fifteen dollars for 2 pcs cod and wonderful fries, ok, maybe you are only getting one fish, for 12.00.
I never buy halibut and fries any more, price is out of the question, so I make sure the cod I buy is
high quality, and not strong tasting, which I have had at times in the past.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The same people who invented taxes.

not so sure about that
 
petros
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The first currency wasn't coinage. If was a measure.
 
Ludlow
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

The first currency wasn't coinage. If was a measure.

yes that was barter. but what about cold hard cash
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

where the heck do you get fish n chips for $12.00, I know one can, here at quality foods,(less than $12.00) but it is the
frozen fish, (blah, tasteless), and the lowest grade fries.

the best and freshest fish n chips are at least fifteen dollars for 2 pcs cod and wonderful fries, ok, maybe you are only getting one fish, for 12.00.
I never buy halibut and fries any more, price is out of the question, so I make sure the cod I buy is
high quality, and not strong tasting, which I have had at times in the past.

My brother in law and I occasionally go for lunch at Joey's Seafood here in Vernon and we get two big pieces of Pollock and chips and cold slaw for $10.50. They just jumped the price recently, we were getting it for $8 or $8.50. Excellent restaurant. Tuesday is even cheaper.

Joey's Seafood Restaurant - Tuesday Special

Quote: Originally Posted by talloola View Post

where the heck do you get fish n chips for $12.00, I know one can, here at quality foods,(less than $12.00) but it is the
frozen fish, (blah, tasteless), and the lowest grade fries.

the best and freshest fish n chips are at least fifteen dollars for 2 pcs cod and wonderful fries, ok, maybe you are only getting one fish, for 12.00.
I never buy halibut and fries any more, price is out of the question, so I make sure the cod I buy is
high quality, and not strong tasting, which I have had at times in the past.

Pollock is actually just as tasty as Cod. They bring it in from Alaska.
 
petros
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Joeys is decent. $18 if you want cod.
 
JLM
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Quote: Originally Posted by petros View Post

Joeys is decent. $18 if you want cod.

Is that the lunch menu or the supper menu?
 
petros
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The two piece with fries and slaw.
 
gerryh
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http://joeys.ca/images/Location/Albe.../isMay2014.pdf

3 piece Alaska Pollock and chips. $14
2 piece. 12.50
 
Ludlow
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nothing better than a pair of cods
 

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