Thursday, November 24, 2016
Details of the Saskatchewan Budget Update
2016-17 Mid-Year Report
Saskatchewan Budget Update:
Details of the Saskatchewan Budget Update, 2016-17 Mid-Year Report.
As part of the Government of Saskatchewan’s announced “$217 million of in-year restraint measures and savings” Parks Culture and Sport (PCS) will receive a cut of $4.7M.
This includes $2 million in cuts to arts, culture, sports grants are broken down as:
- $200,000 from the suspension of granting through the Saskatchewan Heritage Foundation
- $800,000 from reductions to Heritage and Culture grants, of which
- $400,000 from Culture on the Go program (impacting both Creative Saskatchewan and the Saskatchewan Arts Board)
- $1 million decrease to various arts and culture organizations
- $350,000 Arts Board
- $400,000 Creative Saskatchewan
- $200,000 Western Development Museum
- $25,000 Wanuskewin
- $25,000 Saskatchewan Science Centre
- Administrative savings within the ministry are $250,000.
- $1.67 million as a result of the suspension of the Community Rink Affordability Grant program.
- $776,000 in reduced operating subsidy for provincial parks.
Government Restraint Measures press release/info at: Restraint Measures.
For more information on PCS cuts, contact:
Parks Culture and Sport
Other cuts of note include:
Advanced Education: $11.7M
- $9.3 million in reduced grants to post-secondary institutions (University of Saskatchewan $5 million, University of Regina $1.7 million, Saskatchewan Polytechnic $1.8 million, all other post-secondary institutions $800,000)
- $1.5 million in preventative maintenance and renewal funding that had not yet been allocated.
- $400,000 in reductions in discretionary post-secondary projects and reviews and $500,000 in administrative savings within the Ministry.
- $3.7 million in savings as a result of Education Property Tax reconciliations.
- Administrative savings within the ministry are $5 million including staffing restrictions, contractual savings, IT deferrals, travel restraint and other operational savings.
- Advanced Education: $11.7M
- Economy: $8.3M
- Education: $8.7M
- Health: $63.9M
- Highways and Infrastructure: $10.4M
- Justice: $10.1M
- Parks, Culture and Sport: $4.7M
- Social Services: $9.2M
- Crown Corporations: $50M
- Remaining Government ministries and agencies $40M