The economy is too important to be left to politicians alone. This reckless, irresponsible, self-serving and short-sighted decision must be stopped. Premier Wynne is not going to listen to one person. However, she will listen when millions of people oppose her policies.
We are a non-political movement whose goal is to set the record straight about the benefits of raising the minimum wage.
In principle, market forces alone should determine when wages and salaries are to be adjusted. In fact, this was the case in Canada and most of the Western World until the year 1918. There is no doubt that in a booming economy, raising the minimum wage and wages in general helps workers and subsequently the economy. However, in Canada, we are still trying to recover from the collapse of the oil prices.
Giving raises to workers only helps when companies are not forced to close shop and move elsewhere. Which would consequently lead to job losses. Yet, this is what has been happening in Canada for the last four decades. Politicians must come to realize that raising the minimum wage is no longer the only option we have to help low income earners.
We can help this group of workers without causing our cost of living to increase. This is what our movement is all about. If governments waste billions of dollars every year because of bad decisions. If governments are able to help so many groups of people and subsidize so many multi-nationals, they should be able to find a way to help low earners without hurting the economy.
If our political leaders have no alternative for raising the minimum wage, we invite them to read about our proposals. More importantly, we invite Canadians to learn why our suggestions are by far better than what Premier Wynne and other politicians keep introducing.
In our view, Canadian politicians should try their best to keep our cost of living down. Our high cost of living has already killed millions of jobs in the manufacturing and industrial sector. This new increase in the minimum wage is going to kill more jobs. The only difference this time around has to do with killing low income jobs along with the good ones.
Politician tactics have already killed many industries in this country. They should be working on creating quality jobs instead of killing more jobs. Moreover, they should revisit the reasons we have lost most the good paying jobs in Canada. They should reflect on how contradictory their decisions could be.
On one hand, we have a federal bank whose main task is to keep inflation under control, on the other hand, we have politicians who are introducing inflationary policies. This does not make any sense and does not stand to any logic. This movement is determined to put an end to this confusion.
In our view, not only should politicians stop this political charade, they should also revisit the past and study the causes that led to the losses of good jobs in our country. Next, they should work on eliminating them. History shows that mismanagement, missteps and flawed policies of the past are responsible for the loss of good jobs in Canada.
The problem with decisions made by governments lies in their anemic nature. It takes decades before they start showing their ill effects. The mess we are in now goes back to decade old misguided measures implemented by politicians of all parties.
We should not have to wait decades more to discover the harm of current political decisions taken by a Premier who is desperate to be re-elected. Canadians deserve good paying careers. Politicians are not being helpful nor inspiring by asking them to settle for low paying jobs.