News County council Moffatt says Ontario’s proposed Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act could force municipalities to raise taxes SHARE ON: Kenny Trenton, contributor, Monday, Oct. 30th, 2017 Haliburton County has a clearer picture of how a minimum wage increase will impact its budget. According to a report shown to council, raising the minimum wage to $14 an hour on January 1st of next year will add close to $274,000 in staff costs. County Councilor Carol Moffatt the pending legislation could cause an increase in municipal taxes. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CM-1-2.mp3 Moffatt also says there are other aspects to the Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act that will strain the purse strings of lower tier governments. //www.myhaliburtonnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/CM-2-1.mp3 Click here to see the full report on Bill 148 shown to council.