Saskatoon Residents Concerned Over Affordable Housing

By Jared Linnen December 11, 2012 - A recent poll shows reducing poverty, building more affordable housing and giving public library workers a pay increase are the top priorities for Saskatoon residents. CUPE Saskatchewan surveyed 3 hundred city residents and found 82 percent of people wanting the city to invest more money into affordable housing.

73 percent believe reducing poverty and homelessness should be a top priority and 72 percent support giving CUPE library workers a 15 percent increase in pay over the next three years.

The survey also found only 29 percent of people support the use of public private partnerships for financing future city infrastructure projects and considerable opposition to charging a toll to help pay for the city's new bridges.

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