New poll finds Canadians value their libraries

The public’s appetite for municipal cost cutting measured seems to be greatly overestimated. A recent poll by Leger marketing shows that 84% of those polled believe libraries should continue to be publicly funded. Transit, arenas and recreation centres, and street cleaning also had large numbers in favour of continued public funding. In fact, the only municipal service that had less than 50% support for public funding was zoos. Read more in the Toronto Sun. 

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