News Chamber of Commerce President thinks businesses will suffer from proposed minimum wage increase SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Tuesday, Jul. 11th, 2017 The President of the Haliburton Highland Chamber of Commerce is taking a deeper look at proposed legislation. Richard Wannan says raising the minimum wage by 32 per cent in under 18 months is the main issue with Bill 148. He says businesses in the county will suffer if the wage is increase to $15 an hour by 2019. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Rich-2.mp3 However, Wannan adds there are 172 other amendments to the provincial act he wants to better understand. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Rich-1.mp3 The Haliburton Highlands chamber is joining forces with other chambers of commerce in Ontario to study the proposed amendments before making recommendations to the province. Wannan hopes the study will be done by late August.