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The Saskatchewan budget was tabled March 21st, 2012.

Budget documents

Main budget website

Ministerial news releases and backgrounders:

Social services Child and Youth Agenda - News release / backgrounder
Education - News release / backgrounder

Support is also being provided for child care; $46 million in operating funding is provided this year, including an increase of $2 million to create 500 new child care spaces and $4 million for the capital costs related to those new spaces. The majority of these spaces will be placed in schools or post-secondary institutions to facilitate continuing education and improved outcomes for young people. $1.0 million in increased operating funding ($18.6 million total) to support the province's vulnerable three and four year-old early learners. Fifteen new pre-kindergarten programs will be developed. This initiative is also supported by $1.0 million in capital funding. This brings the total number of licensed child care spaces to approximately 13,240 and the total number of designated pre-kindergarten programs to 286.

Media articles

Chinook School Division pleased with Provincial budget
Southwest Booster, 25 Mar 12

Saskatchewan budget combines cuts, more spending
CBC News, 21 Mar 12

Tue, 03/27/2012