Saskatchewan Budget Cuts to Libraries
April 8, 2017
On March 22, 2017, the Government of Saskatchewan tabled a provincial budget which:
- eliminated the provincial operating grant of $1.3 million for municipal library systems in Regina and Saskatoon; and
- reduced funding to 7 of 8 regional library systems by 58% (a decrease of $3.5 million from $6 million in the previous year)
For information about the response and action from the public and the library community, please consult:
- Save Saskatchewan Libraries – A grassroots initiative to restore funding for Saskatchewan Libraries
- Saskatchewan Library Association – Information page includes media coverage, advocacy activities, responses from the library community, etc.