A literacy group in Manitoba will be forced to close its doors as a result of funding cuts by the Conservative government.
  Ottawa has announced cuts of nearly $18 million to adult literacy programs.  Lorri Apps is director of Literacy Partners of Manitoba.  Apps says the Winnipeg based organization provides bursaries and funds programs throughout the province.  She says the $780,000.00 funding cut for Manitoba is proof the Conservatives do not view illiterate adults as valuable citizens.  We have yet to hear how this announcement will impact our local literacy groups.