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The grand ballroom undergoing renovation in the Delta Winnipeg hotel.

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Re: Delta getting $10-M revamp (July 13). There is an interesting cost comparison between the revamp of the Delta Winnipeg Hotel -- lobby, ballrooms, 393 guest rooms, etc. -- and the renovation of 60 Manitoba Housing units on Beliveau Road.

While $10 million will be spent on the entire hotel, the 60 housing units will cost taxpayers $7.6 million (Manitoba Housing units get makeover, July 10). Perhaps the NDP government should have hired the hotel's contractors.

GLORIA JOHNSTON

Winnipeg

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 17, 2013 A8

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