Businessmen and supporters in Saskatchewan donated more than $ 180,000 to the Prairie Haram Reduction (PHR), after the provincial government refused the site’s application for more support.
PHR’s executive director, Jason Mercredi, said, “It’s just showing narratives on narratives.
Merseidi has received all donations since the Sarkatchewan government rejected his request for additional funds about a month ago.
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Mercedy told Global News that more than 50 businesses are supporting PHR, which he said was extremely polite.
“It is telling us that the loss reduction is here to stay and I think it is very clear that the government has mistaken the funding decision.”
Mercredi said the money would go towards hiring a paramilitary and support worker, which would allow the site to be open until 9 or 10 in the evening at the end of the week. He also said that PHR Drugs is hoping to buy equipment to begin testing the use of customers, to ensure that they do not contain any other substances.
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He said, ‘This is quite the staffing troop that we wanted, but the expansion is still better than nothing. And is going to be the flagship to offer drug testing services, ”he said.
Mercredi made an additional application of $ 1.3 million to employ more staff, including more than a dozen paramedics, so the site could provide 24-hour support to its customers seven days a week.
Not supporting the government’s decision, businesses across the state started getting financial support. From pole dancing studios to bakeries, donations flooded.
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He said the funding secures the position by the end of the PHR’s fiscal year until March next year.
There are still some fundraisers going on, but he said that the site needed government support to be sustainable.
Global News reached out to the government for comment and did not immediately hear back.
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