The cut to Saskatchewan’s rural library system is $3.5 million dollars.
The cost of the three unnecessary MLAs added by the Sask Party before the last provincial election is $750,000 and the NDP actually ran on a platform of cutting those three plus three more which would save the province $1.5 million dollars per year.
Hmm, which is adds more value to an economically challenged province – 300 libraries serving nearly every community in the province or 3 MLAs that the province was just fine without up until last year?
[Edit: Someone on Facebook posted a fact I didn’t know – Saskatchewan has the sixth largest population of the provinces and territories in Canada but the third highest number of MLA’s. MLA’s have taken a pay cut but are any of them out of a job like some library staff already are and many others will be? Maybe that would be a better way to save money then on the backs of rural Saskatchewan’s public libraries.]