Libraries are not just a cheap way to access books. They are an important community space, especially for seniors and families and young children. St. John’s has a significant library shortage.

The Province should pay for new libraries in St. John’s. Although it commissioned an Ernst & Young report that concluded that municipal governments contribute more in other provinces, municipal governments in other provinces can take on more responsibilities because they receive more provincial funding. [See Taxes on Provincial Property].

Until the Province steps up, Council can try to build support, outline our needs and hopes, and raise funds for construction.Library


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s