Proposed provincial legislation could cost Highlands East taxpayers over $27,000 next year.

That’s according to a financial report showing the impacts of Bill 148 if passed as currently written, which would see the minimum wage jump to $14 an hour by January 1st.

Highlands East Mayor Dave Burton says unless there are changes to the legislation, particularly when it comes to employees being on call, it will cause serious problems for municipalities.

Over $13,000 of the proposed increase would come from employees, firefighters and managers getting extra pay for being on call.

Click here to see the financial report.