September 24, 2020

Jim’s Position on New Downtown Library

I believe there are more important priorities for Saskatoon than this expensive and elaborate library. When elected, I will vote to rescind the decision.

I think we need to ask better questions; if the goal is to support literacy and reconciliation, and provide computer access to residents, how can we do that with creativity and inclusiveness, instead of a $134 million-dollar building?

In my experience with large projects, including the Children’s Hospital during my time as Heath Authority Board Chair, I know there are always ways to revisit and revise plans that are this significant to our city.