On March 22, 2017 the Saskatchewan government released their budget which included a 58% cut in funding for the province’s regional public library system. The budget also eliminated all provincial funding to the municipal public library systems in Saskatoon and Regina.
Many people are concerned. Petitons are being circulated, rallies protesting the cuts are being held and public library supporters are being asked to contact their MLAs and make their feelings about the impact of these cuts known. We encourage the members of CUPE 2669 to talk to their families and friends about the impact these cuts will have on Saskatoon Public Library, other public libraries in Saskatchewan and on the valuable work we all do. We also encourage members to contact their MLAs and make their feeling known.
Here are some links to information, articles and opinions about the budget cuts to public libraries.