Ottawa owes $6.7M in unpaid property tax for human rights museum: city
Guests gather at the grand opening of the Canadian Museum For Human Rights in Winnipeg on September 17, 2014. (John Woods/THE CANADIAN PRESS)
Published Friday, February 12, 2016 11:23AM CST
The City of Winnipeg says Ottawa owes $6.7 million in unpaid property taxes for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.
On Friday, finance chair Marty Morantz said the city has a dispute with the federal government over the assessed value of the building.
Morantz said municipal officials believe the value is around $100 million, while Ottawa's estimate is significantly lower at $30 million.
The project cost about $350 million to complete.
Morantz said the city has appealed its case to a federal arm's-length body that deals with tax assessments.