Discouraging effort, even for strawberry picking

Is Quebec trying to reduce productivity and discourage effort? Beginning in 2014, strawberry pickers will get paid the minimum wage regardless of how many strawberries they pick (ref. 1). Imagine the loss of motivation for a woman who managed to make $27 an hour by dint of hard work. She’ll now be limited to $10.15 an hour. And imagine the joy of the “foot dragger” who was making $4 an hour and will now get minimum wage, like everyone else. Logically, one might think the farmers are in danger of going bankrupt. Not at all! The Parti Québécois has thought of everything. It wants to bring in a law to make public bodies buy Quebec farm produce (ref. 2 and 3). Farmers will thus be able to agree among themselves to sell their produce at an inflated price in a guaranteed market. And the taxpayer will again be footing the bill.

Please note:
The Liberal Party drafted the bill on the minimum wage for strawberry pickers. The Parti Québécois will let this bill become law. It will also compel public bodies to buy farm produce at inflated prices. As usual, Coalition Avenir Québec and Québec solidaire will go along. At the next election, 98% of Quebec voters will probably vote for these four parties, only to complain about them afterwards.

Équipe autonomiste believes that people should be paid for the effort they put into their job. We’re opposed to having a minimum wage for strawberry pickers. We’re also opposed to adopting laws that make public bodies buy Québécois regardless of price.

References
1-http://affaires.lapresse.ca/economie/201306/13/01-4660931-les-producteur...
2-http://www.ledevoir.com/politique/quebec/378470/aliments-produits-au-que...
3-http://blogues.lapresse.ca/gilbertlavoie/2013/05/17/la-souverainete-alim...