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This article was published 26/5/2009 (4067 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
The Canadian Museum for Human Rights needs another $45 million because of escalating construction costs.
The official announcement for the additional fundraising is later today, but officials with the museum told the Winnipeg Free Press’ editorial board this morning that the money is necessary to complete the construction. The museum had been budgeted to cost at least $265 million to build.
Arni Thorsteinson, chairman of the museum’s board of trustees, said the budget changed because of a combination of inflationary construction cost hikes, increased material costs, and the drop of the Canadian dollar in the past year.
As well, Thorsteinson said the museum’s board also decided they wanted the facility to meet today’s green standards.
Kevin Rollason is one of the more versatile reporters at the Winnipeg Free Press. Whether it is covering city hall, the law courts, or general reporting, Rollason can be counted on to not only answer the 5 Ws — Who, What, When, Where and Why — but to do it in an interesting and accessible way for readers.
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