A search of ABE policy in Canadian provinces is quite interesting. As far as I can tell, BC is the only province intent on limiting adult basic education and academic upgrading as some kind of cost saving measure. Saskatchewan increased funding for ABE seats by 9.1% in 2013-2014 as part of a strategy to promote access to post-secondary education and skills training in that province. Clearly Saskatchewan can make the link between equitable access to adult basic education, and access to training, skills development and good jobs. Why can’t BC make the link?