Thursday, June 27, 2013

Christy Clark's "Cradle of Free Enterprise" Chamber of Commerce advocated paying TFW 78 cents an hour

It's been trumpeted that Christy Clark's WestSide Kelowna Riding is a "safe" seat because it's the "cradle of free enterprise".


More like stealing from Babies.

The Chamber has it's own weekly newsletter where they promote ideas on how best to help fellow business people, like this from their March 4, 2009 Edition:

Page 3 Chamber newsletter

78 cents per hour/ $31.25 per week.......

If you're wondering how many hours @ $.78 cents ....... it's a 40 hour week, probably covering seven days.

Don't spend all the money at one time.


motorcycleguy said...

The Tri-City News just had a major story on how Coquitlam/PoCo/Port Moody Chamber of Commerce is promoting local shopping vs. people going to the USA or ordering on line. Screw them I say.....this from a guy who has been adamant about supporting local business throughout his life. Most Chambers of Commerce openly support the current Liberal government. They have lost my support.

North Van's Grumps said...

And from the Vancouver Sun:

More than 36 per cent of immigrants who have been in the country for less than five years live in poverty, according to the latest Canadian Labour Market Report. That compares to 25 per cent in the 1980s.

"Increasing (immigrant) poverty is a tinderbox that can ultimately (descend) into social discontent," write Peter Dungan of the University of Toronto, Tony Fang of York University and Morley Gunderson of the University of Toronto.

Heather's Going Coastal said...

What they are saying is: we cannot operate economically without slave labour. We cannot compete against goods and materials produced in countries that endorse slave labour, so we might as well join 'em since we can't beat 'em. Unless and until Canadians, individually and en masse, rise up against this and boycott the sweatshop-made junk in favour of slightly more expensive items Made in Canada or Made in the USA, slavery will continue to be entrenched in our world. And it will be out fault.