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03-04-2009, 10:08 AM
Wild Rose Foundation slash feared
--Minister says changes from Tuesday's budget will improve efficiency

By Darcy Henton, The Edmonton Journal
April 3, 2009 8:32 AM

The fate of Alberta's Wild Rose Foundation will be revealed in Tuesday's provincial budget, but Culture and Community Spirit Minister Lindsay Blackett says volunteer and non-profit agencies shouldn't be worried about the changes that are coming.

"We're not going to do anything that is going to harm the sector," Blackett said in an interview Thursday. "Some people have some fears, and right now all I say is wait and see what the budget looks like in its entirety. I think at the end of the day, people will be happy with what we're doing."

But officials from volunteer groups fear Blackett plans to disband the 25-year-old citizen board that distributes lottery funding to the non-profit sector and shift that function to his own government department.