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British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Cactusflower » Dec 28th, 2017, 3:19 pm

discuss the topic. not where the thread should be.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 28th, 2017, 3:22 pm

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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Queen K » Dec 28th, 2017, 4:47 pm

I put where it belongs, the BC section of the forums. I also had to write a by-line saying, "Remember, the BC NDP Govt thread is NOT in the Bickering Room" once it got to the point of Ferri threatening to lock it.

What happened with the NDPers today? Any new developments like say, putting more money into seniors health care?
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby hobbyguy » Dec 28th, 2017, 9:36 pm

The NDP still be a studying and reviewing. And rubbing their hands at the prospects of stolen taxpayer money to pay off their maxed out credit cards.

The main thing they are studying is how to break it to their followers that they won't keep their laundry list of unrealistic promises. Busy trying to find a way to blame somebody else. The feds, the Liberals, maybe Trump, or maybe even Andrew, but he waay too smatt for dem.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Gone_Fishin » Dec 31st, 2017, 10:18 am

Coming soon to BC with Horgan running us into the ground.


Wage increase, raise prices

The Canadian Press - Dec 31, 2017 / 7:29 am | Story: 215112


Ontario's new $14 per hour minimum wage does not take effect until Jan. 1, but Chris Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense.

The co-owner of Kaboom Chicken in Toronto's Leslieville neighbourhood has raised menu prices in anticipation of the wage hike. He and his business partner also plan to reduce their staff's hours in the new year and take on more of the work themselves in order to save money.

New Year's Day marks the first of two scheduled hikes, with the second to take place on Jan. 1, 2019, when the minimum wage will go up to $15. After that, it will be adjusted to keep pace with inflation.

The Ontario government says the change will bring greater purchasing power for working families and a stronger economy overall, but many small business owners across the province are wondering how they will maintain profits in the face of increasing payroll costs.

"It's hard to see a way that you can lose that much of your revenue in a short period of time without having to revamp a lot of things — either letting staff go, doing a lot of the work yourself, raising prices," Stevens said.

"We believe the minimum wage should go up and people should make a living wage, however I think (the hike) puts the onus on small businesses," he added.

Dan Rishworth's Toronto bicycle shop, Enduro Sport, employs seven permanent, full-time staff members and hires several young people as seasonal workers each summer when business picks up. The minimum wage increase could result in the store hiring fewer summer workers from now on, Rishworth said.

"I think at this point we're not going to hire six summer people any longer, we're going to hire only three or four," he said.

The increase in payroll will also result in upper-level staff receiving fewer or smaller raises, Rishworth added.

"And I'm anticipating that (more senior) staff who are already getting $15 an hour are going to expect to get $17 or $18 or more because minimum wage is approaching $15," he said.

The Financial Accountability Office of Ontario — an independent watchdog agency that reports to the provincial legislature — has estimated that the minimum wage hikes could result in a loss of 50,000 jobs as employers struggle to keep up with staffing costs.

"Some businesses will attempt to reduce expenses by substituting minimum wage employees for higher paid, more productive workers or by increasing automation," the agency said in a report released in September. "This would lead to some job losses for minimum-wage workers.

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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 10:21 am

Incarnation two Ka-El, comments?

Okay, we'll be run into the ground. Like the cost of living isn't going higher and the wages aren't keeping up anyways.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 31st, 2017, 10:23 am

Wages need to go up . Not sure how we get there. Needs to be better opportunities for young men looking to start out.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:24 pm

Gone_Fishin wrote:Coming soon to BC with Horgan running us into the ground.


I was watching interviews with people in Ontario regarding this wage hike, and a lot of people making above minimum wage of $14 were expecting big hikes in their wages as well. So how are they going to feel when they go from $13.50 an hour to $14 an hour, and the bozo that just started two weeks ago comes in at $14 an hour as well? Not good. What kind of giant increase upwards in pressure is that going to cause on labour costs, and subsequent mass unemployment? As we saw in Seattle, these kinds of massive jumps in wages by a brainless leftist government cause far more pain than gain.

This move is just shameless vote-buying by the horrible Wynne and her gang of Liberal slime.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:27 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:Wages need to go up . Not sure how we get there. Needs to be better opportunities for young men looking to start out.
Education is over rated. Need a good industrial base.



:200: Jflem, more than half the men posting here have good educations and good high income careers. I'm like, :200:

One thing the NDP did that was positive was make going back to school, college and universities accessible, financially speaking. We need more people creating scholarship monies via burseries for people to apply for and win to support them through school.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Jflem1983 » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:32 pm

Queen K wrote:
Jflem1983 wrote:Wages need to go up . Not sure how we get there. Needs to be better opportunities for young men looking to start out.
Education is over rated. Need a good industrial base.



:200: Jflem, more than half the men posting here have good educations and good high income careers. I'm like, :200:

One thing the NDP did that was positive was make going back to school, college and universities accessible, financially speaking. We need more people creating scholarship monies via burseries for people to apply for and win to support them through school.



It makes no sense to waste 4 or more years . If there are good jobs available. Look at Alberta. Lots of educated folks driving trucks cuz it pays better.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby The Green Barbarian » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:44 pm

Jflem1983 wrote:
It makes no sense to waste 4 or more years . If there are good jobs available. Look at Alberta. Lots of educated folks driving trucks cuz it pays better.


I will agree that any degree from a trade college like OUC or SAIT or NAIT is 1000X better than a degree in "Social Justice*" from UBC. At least you can earn a living and put food on the table for your family using your hands and your brain, instead of shutting off your brain and holding a protest sign by a pipeline project and fighting to survive by depending on the scraps that fall from the tables of George Soros and the Tides Foundation that they funnel through "organizers". Or just doing like most of these professional protestors, and go on welfare. That benefits no one in society.

*Those of you wondering if indeed your tax dollars are going to fund such a thing as a "social justice" degree, yes, this thing exists. Why? To give prof jobs to those who would otherwise be flipping burgers. This is why there are deficits folks. This kind of massive waste of your tax dollars.

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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 12:57 pm

GB, I'd never disagree with what you wrote ^^. But Not everyone is going for stupid or useless degrees, I'd never recommend those.

I'm saying that when the truck driver's job ends, they have something to fall back on.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Gone_Fishin » Dec 31st, 2017, 2:32 pm

Queen K wrote:GB, I'd never disagree with what you wrote ^^. But Not everyone is going for stupid or useless degrees, I'd never recommend those.

I'm saying that when the truck driver's job ends, they have something to fall back on.


Yes, they can fall back on social justice protesting, get paid by Soros, and vote for Trudeau. They will be a parasite on society, but at least they know nice hair when they see it.
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby Queen K » Dec 31st, 2017, 2:47 pm

Gone_Fishin wrote:
Queen K wrote:GB, I'd never disagree with what you wrote ^^. But Not everyone is going for stupid or useless degrees, I'd never recommend those.

I'm saying that when the truck driver's job ends, they have something to fall back on.


Yes, they can fall back on social justice protesting, get paid by Soros, and vote for Trudeau. They will be a parasite on society, but at least they know nice hair when they see it.


Are you chosing not to read what I wrote? I'm advocating for higher education and agreeing with GB that social justice programs aren't going to drive the economy. And we I thought we agreed that "pretty hair" was the modern expression for hair. What do you have to say to Jflem about his stance on higher education or did you not go to university and still do okay?
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Re: British Columbia's NDP Government: 2017

Postby The Green Barbarian » Jan 1st, 2018, 12:28 pm

Queen K wrote:GB, I'd never disagree with what you wrote ^^. But Not everyone is going for stupid or useless degrees, I'd never recommend those.

I'm saying that when the truck driver's job ends, they have something to fall back on.


Yup I hear you QK. I think it's important to get educated. Just go in with your eyes open as to what you are getting with your degree. Don't expect that college degree (whatever it is you get) = job after you graduate. Think about that before you go out and get mired in student loans, or force your poor parents to put off their retirement for 10 more years because they pay for your degree, and all you reward them with is some idiotic and useless degree that shouldn't have been offered in the first place, because "it's your passion". Good grief. Grow up!!!
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