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Manitoba premier not ruling out more government money for human rights museum

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The Canadian Museum for Human Rights continues to rise Tuesday, taking its place in the Winnipeg skyline.

KEN GIGLIOTTI / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights continues to rise Tuesday, taking its place in the Winnipeg skyline.

WINNIPEG — Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger is not ruling out more government money for the Canadian Museum For Human Rights.

Selinger says museum organizers have approached all levels of government for more cash, but have been told to first try to raise as much money as possible in the private sector.

He would not say whether the province is open to putting up more money if private funds cannot be raised.

The museum is slated to open in 2013, and will be Canada’s first national museum outside of the Ottawa region.

The three levels of government have already committed $160 million in construction costs, and the federal government has also agreed to cover operating expenses estimated at $21 million a year.

Organizers have raised $125 million in private donations, but need another $25 million to complete the building.

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