I am not going to wade into the debate on whether the scheduled rather modest minimum wage increases in Ontario are a good thing. I will, however, with pleasure reproduce this comment by a compassionate petty-proprietor over at the Star:
I have a business that has paid our employees $10.50 an hour to care for children with special needs. Three years ago that wage was good (until they graduated from college) but now its going to be minimum wage? What am I supposed to do, pay more to my employees so I don’t lose them or pay more and I end up making as much as my employees? People take the risk to start businesses to have a shot at the bigger things in life. I have a solid business, but the gov’t is screwing it up – spending my money to get themselves re-elected.
Classic, just a classic.