The Quill Plains (Wynyard) chapter at a protest to keep library funding, April 7.
Council of Canadians chapters in Saskatchewan are celebrating the government of Premier Brad Wall backing down and cancelling its budget plan to cut almost $5 million in funding for public libraries.
CBC reports, "The provincial government is turning back the page on its budget day cuts to Saskatchewan's libraries by restoring $4.8 million in funding. That's the same as last year's funding levels. ...Premier Brad Wall had asked [Education Minister Don] Morgan to review the cuts last week after public protest as well as new poll results that showed the budget was hurting the Saskatchewan Party's popularity."
On March 25, just days after the budget was tabled, the Regina chapter joined a protest of 150 people to rally against the funding cut to libraries.