Museum officials appeal to government for more funding to finish project
Published Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:12PM CST
The provincial government isn't ruling out the possibility of kicking in more money to help finish the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
Premier Greg Selinger said museum officials have approached all three levels of government for more cash, but have been told to first try to raise as much money as possible in the private sector.
The three levels of government have already committed $160 million in construction costs. The federal government also plans to cover operating expenses, estimated at $21 million per year.
About $125 million has been raised through private donations, but another $25 million is needed to complete the building.
Selinger wouldn't say Wednesday if the province will be willing to put up more money if museum officials can't secure additional cash through private funds.