Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The benefits of Ontario's renewed economic growth are not shared evenly across the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she planned to announce a raise to minimum wage as well as much anticipated changes to labour laws.---------The poll also finds that Premier Kathleen Wynne is at an all-time low in popularity with just 11 percent.----



    #ByeByeWynne--Even showing the money won't help win the next provincial election for Premier Wynne. Folks once fed up aren't so easily encouraged with an increased minimum wage to vote for poor performance.
    This gambit by the Liberals just before the election is a clear ploy to shore up their sagging support. I'm guessing we're also going to be seeing such responsive moves just before the next Alberta provincial election where fed up families are also going to kick butt.
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    Could it be that the Wynne knows she isn't going to win and so the next thing to do is show the money to fed up voters?
    The Ontario government is set to announce a raise to the minimum wage on Tuesday, as it details major changes to the province's labour laws.
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http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/minimum-wage-raise-announcement-coming-tuesday-ontario-premier-says-1.4136749


Minimum wage raise announcement coming Tuesday, Ontario premier says

Premier not saying what new wage would be but unions have called for increase to $15

Jessica Smith Cross · The Canadian PressMay 29, 2017
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Premier Kathleen Wynne says the move is necessary because the economy is doing well, but not everyone is feeling the effects of that in their day-to-day lives. (Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press)
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The benefits of Ontario's renewed economic growth are not shared evenly across the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she planned to announce a raise to minimum wage as well as much anticipated changes to labour laws.
Wynne and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn are scheduled to make the announcements Tuesday morning.
"Now that we have an economy that really is doing so well, and is leading, we can now distribute that well-being a bit better," she told The Canadian Press in an interview. "I just came back from (Ontario's) northeast, and there are parts of the province and there are groups within the population who just are not feeling the benefit of the economy doing well."
Wynne would not confirm if her government is planning to raise the minimum wage — which is currently $11.40 an hour and adjusted for inflation — to $15, as labour groups have been calling for.
The changes to provincial labour laws come in response to a government-commissioned report -- released last week -- that made 173 recommendations aimed at creating better workplaces with decent working conditions.

Some business groups want study of economic impact of changes

The report concluded that new technology, a shrinking manufacturing sector and fewer union jobs, among other factors, have left approximately one-third of Ontario's 6.6 million workers vulnerable.
Wynne said the goal is to deal with the precarious nature of modern work, which she defines as more short-term contracts, more part-time jobs, and less predictable scheduling. She said workers will feel a change in their everyday lives once the labour law changes have been made.
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Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne would not confirm if her government is planning to raise the minimum wage — which is currently $11.40 an hour and adjusted for inflation — to $15, as labour groups have been calling for. (Dave Chidley/Canadian Press)
"They'll feel more certain and they'll feel less anxious because they'll have a little bit more predictability in their lives, and that has a ripple effect into the lives of their families," she said.
Business groups in the province, including the Ontario Chamber of Commerce, have expressed concerns about the cost to business of the potential labour law changes and a higher minimum wage. They have called on the Liberal government not to proceed without first studying the economic impact of the changes recommended in the report.
Wynne said her government will work with the business communities on measuring the impact of the changes.

"We want our businesses to be competitive," she said. "But we also know that if people are better able to look after their families, or if people are able to have a decent job, that's good for communities and that's good for business."


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Amazing how responsive political parties are just before their best before date of a provincial election. I'm guessing that the increase in the minimum wages is to gather all the folks who are ticked off with the Liberals back to the fold. It's always about families who will kick butt just before an election:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/minimum-wage-raise-announcement-coming-tuesday-ontario-premier-says-1.4136749

The benefits of Ontario's renewed economic growth are not shared evenly across the province, Premier Kathleen Wynne said Monday as she planned to announce a raise to minimum wage as well as much anticipated changes to labour laws.
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To read it, you would think the Liberals just discovered the poor:

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/minimum-wage-raise-announcement-coming-tuesday-ontario-premier-says-1.4136749

"Now that we have an economy that really is doing so well, and is leading, we can now distribute that well-being a bit better," she told The Canadian Press in an interview. "I just came back from (Ontario's) northeast, and there are parts of the province and there are groups within the population who just are not feeling the benefit of the economy doing well.



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And the spin is? They are feeling--really feeling for these disadvantaged citizens who were stuck with high power bills for the dumb work of the Liberals.

http://www.cbc.ca/beta/news/canada/toronto/minimum-wage-raise-announcement-coming-tuesday-ontario-premier-says-1.4136749

"They'll feel more certain and they'll feel less anxious because they'll have a little bit more predictability in their lives, and that has a ripple effect into the lives of their families," she said.


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Folks are ticked off and I'm guessing the Wynne won't win.

http://www.680news.com/2017/02/26/ontario-liberals-poised-fall-third-party-status-next-election-poll/


Ontario Liberals poised to fall to third party status in next election: Poll

by NEWS STAFF
Posted Feb 26, 2017 10:21 am EDT
Last Updated Feb 26, 2017 at 10:32 am EDT
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes part in the meeting of First Ministers in Ottawa on Friday, Dec. 9, 2016. Wynne will visit the United States next month and head up a new committee on Ontario-U.S. economic and trade relations, as the province braces for protectionism south of the border. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
The Progressive Conservatives are headed towards a possible majority in the next provincial election, according to the latest Forum Research poll.
In a survey conducted among 1,120 Ontario voters, 44 percent said they would vote PC while 48 percent believe the Conservatives will win the election in 2018.
Twenty-four percent would cast their ballot for the NDP while 24 percent would back the governing Liberals.
The Liberals would not only lose their majority in the legislature but, based on the poll numbers, they would fall to third party status with just 11 seats.
Hydro rates and a lack of trust in government proving to be the anchor around the government’s neck. Five in 10 voters say those two issues are the determining factors in how they would vote if an election were held today.
The data shows a complete collapse in Liberal support across the province except in the 416, where it is a virtual dead heat between the Liberals and Conservatives.
The poll also finds that Premier Kathleen Wynne is at an all-time low in popularity with just 11 percent.
PC leader Patrick Brown also saw his approval rating slip to 20 percent with 57 percent of voters indicating they don’t know whether to approve or disapprove of him.
When it comes to the best choice of premier, 28 percent of respondents said they don’t approve of any of the three leaders. Brown and NDP’s Andrea Horwath were a statistical tie with 21 and 19 percent support, respectively. Wynne trails badly with just 9 percent support.

The telephone survey was conducted on February 15 and 16 and has a margin of error of +/- 3 percent, 19 times out of 20.



The Ontario government is set to announce a raise to the minimum wage on Tuesday, as it details major changes to the province's labour laws.
CBC.CA
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Julie Ali Wonder if this is related to the election prospects of the Liberal party?

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