Sask. Party reviewing $4.8M in cuts to libraries
After cutting $4.8 million from provincial libraries, Premier Brad Wall has tasked Education Minister Don Morgan with reviewing library funding.
Wall announced the review in a statement on Thursday, in response to a new Insightrix poll that revealed the Sask. Party’s support dropped following the 2017-18 provincial budget.
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- Hundreds of readers silently protest outside MLA offices against library cuts
The budget cut the entire $1.3 million to libraries in Regina and Saskatoon, while regional libraries incurred a $3.5 million cut.
Earlier this month, read-in events were planned across the province as way to protest the library cuts. Library supporters went to their local MLA’s offices and read for 15 minutes.
More to come …