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Cuts to Nova Scotia Libraries.

Jamie Baillie - Leader of the PC Party

As we've heard in the news the Dexter Government is putting its foot down to prevent cuts to library positions at the Chignecto Central Regional School Board.

The Minister of Education has ordered a halt to the proposed cuts.

The Province has also named a department bureaucrat to oversee the re-working of the board's budget.

Until today, the Chignecto Board said it had no choice but to eliminate 41 library technician positions because of the Province's decision to cut funding to school boards by 3 per cent.

Premier Darryl Dexter criticized the cuts, saying the Chignecto Board had abdicated its responsibility to students.

For his point of view on the subject we contacted the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party in Nova Scotia.

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