Canada Kicks Ass
Shoal Lake road more expensive than price given - Gov't knew


ShepherdsDog @ Fri Jun 03, 2016 6:04 pm

Government officials knew $30M Shoal Lake road project could cost $52M when they announced it, documents show ... -1.3615153
It needs to have been built years ago.......but

Internal documents from the Department of Indigenous and Northern Affairs obtained by CBC show that when funding for a much-needed road to the isolated Shoal Lake 40 First Nation was announced last December, government officials knew the costs would be much higher than the $30 million estimate cited publicly.

A concept-phase early estimate for the Shoal Lake 40 Freedom Road dated Dec.1, 2015, obtained through a federal access to information request pegged the full cost at $52.47 million. The estimate has since been revised down to $46.5 million.

But that is still $16.5 million higher than the original estimate of $30 million. That number was cited in December when the mayor of Winnipeg, the premier of Manitoba and federal minister of indigenous affairs announced a three-way funding split for the building of the road.

When complete, Freedom Road will be a gravel, two lane, low speed, low load, provincial road with an 80 km/h speed limit.

Bwahahahahaha....yeah right. Even the cops don't drive 80 kph on this road.

The new Liberal theme song.....