Wage increase advocates stage protest outside Ale House London

A local restaurant owner slammed the Wynne government’s promise to boost minimum wage to $15 per hour with yet another controversial message over his front doors Monday afternoon, as minimum wage increase advocates picketed next door.

“I’ve had a lot of positive feedback from business owners, and we’ve had a lot of negative as well,” said Alex Petro, the owner of the Ale House London. After Premier Kathleen Wynne’s wage increase announcement, Petro drew the ire of activists with a sign asking whether patrons were ready for $20 dollar burgers, $10 beers, and long waits for food because the business wouldn’t be able to afford labour. He’s been updating the sign regularly ever since.

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