Premier Wall orders review of library funding cuts
Premier Wall orders review of library funding cuts
Insightrix poll shows Saskparty support is tumbling Regina SK Canada 620 CKRM Mitchell Blair
21 Abril, 2017, 02:01
The Saskatchewan government is reviewing its decision to cut library funding in the provincial budget.
As a result of the loss of funding, regional libraries have laid off staff and announced the "one province one library card" program which allowed users to access and transfer books from any Saskatchewan library would be eliminated.
NDP education critic Carla Beck earlier this month said it's extremely frustrating.
She said the contrast between the $60 million in tax breaks to some corporations, in conjunction with the $54 million in cuts to the educational system and the $4.8 million in cuts to libraries, are among residents' top concerns.
"This was a $3.5 million outcome that was done without consultation", she said.
Seven per cent of those polled supported the Progressive Conservatives, five per cent for the Saskatchewan Liberals and four per cent for the Green Party.
The main reason for the drop in the number is the provincial budget.
As the poll was done online, Insightrix said margin of errors are not applicable.
Another 25 per cent said they are undecided. Many said they felt the wealthy would be the most likely to benefit from the budget (41 per cent), while 37 per cent said they did not believe one single group would benefit the most. Many called it disappointing, shocking or disgusting, while some called it necessary.
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