Small businesses in Ontario are struggling. Jobs are leaving Ontario
Business owners have to stabilize and secure the future for their businesses under sudden and unplanned increased labour costs due to higher minimum wages brought in by the Wynne Liberal Government.
The higher minimum wage is hurting local small business owners in Carleton and killing jobs across the province.
Ontario lost 50,900 net jobs in January. Youth employment (15 to 24) declined by 25,800 jobs and Senior employment (55+) lost 30,600 jobs (Source: Government of Ontario).
Sue, a Tim Hortons franchisee in Richmond, told me she had to cut back hours for part time employees in order to make ends meet.
Earl Stanley from Stanley’s Olde Maple Lane Farm in Edwards expressed his frustration that the provincial government has caused him by imposing additional red tape for business owners.
And what is the Liberal government’s response?
“If you’re going to go out of business on the backs of your employees because you can’t afford to pay them this, perhaps you should reassess your business plan and whether you should be an employer,” by Liberal MPP Ann Hoggarth.
Small business owners deserve a government that works with them, not against them.
Doug Ford will slash corporate income taxes from 11.5% to 10.5%.
Doug Ford will fight against a job killing carbon tax and will put money back into your pockets.