- August 07, 2012 - 11:32
You can't keep increasing minimum wage and not expect the cost of food and other retail products to increase. Government has increased Minimum Wage by almost 100% in 6 years. Did anybody think business would eat that increased cost??? Of course they have to increase cost of products to offset this legislated expense increase. And who feels it.....our seniors who have no way to significantly increase their incomes. Nice job Fed of Labour. BTW, here they come again looking for another increase in wages and to force businesses to have two staff on at night for some perceived safety threat. They crap on Harper for his 'Tough on crime' stance saying that crime is decreasing in the country (which it is) and then site the same thing as the reason for increased staff requirements. Get ready for more increases in food cost that have nothing to do with uncontrolled items like weather and crop success. It will legislated poverty for our seniors and low income citizens. Beware the NDP and their supporting groups. Time for the local Tories to push back on this nonsense.
- a business man
- August 08, 2012 - 06:45
well said. I support LOWERING the minimum wage so that companies can make more money and charge less for consumers. In other words, lets take from the unskilled uneducated minimum wage retail workers and redistribute to everyone else. That said, I do most of my shopping in the USA when there on business, so I essentially cut out the Canadian retail sector whenever possible.
- August 07, 2012 - 11:28
I don't know why we don't just turn to agriculture here in Newfoundland. The fishery may be gone but we have lots of land that can easily be turned to farming. yes, our growing season is shorter but if Lester's can do it for a few months, why can't the rest of the province? A little help is better than none.
- August 07, 2012 - 12:16
First you need people who know and want to farm. That's something we don't have a lot of.
- August 07, 2012 - 08:39
Just more fear mongering courtesy of the McCain's.
- August 07, 2012 - 07:58
More good news for people on fixed income, roughly 3 to 4 percent increase in cost for food this year and another 4 next year and our concerned Govt saying no to any increase to pensioners. The board of trade our govts advisers and close friends must be tickled pink. But wait until their members will be forced to have two clerks in their stores, then they will howl. Looks like Mr Marshalls only meetings about wage increases and pensions are with the Board of trade, not the association representing pensioners a caring govt in action. The union presidents are as bad or worse, they could care less about pensioner who paid their dues for years and are now thrown to the wolves. It turns my stomach to see the likes of Carol Furlong and Payne on tv where union greed is the moto.