Auditor general looks at BC Place reno
Jan 18, 2013 / 7:31 pm
The NDP says B.C.'s auditor general will examine the half billion-dollar cost of renovating B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, work that included replacing the inflatable dome with a retractable roof.
Opposition tourism critic Spencer Chandra-Herbert says he's received a letter from auditor general John Doyle saying his office will conduct a fact-finding exercise into the upgrades.
He says there's no time-line for the review, but based on what's found, Doyle may conduct a deeper investigation.
Chandra-Herbert says while the government claims the work came in under budget at $514 million, the cost estimate made in 2008 was just $100 million.
Chandra-Herbert says the audit is a good news because taxpayers deserve more information.
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