Winnipeg Poor Choice for National Museum?

Canada's first national museum to be built outside Ottawa may not be receiving as many visitors as originally planned.

"Canadians, particularly francophones, think Winnipeg is too cold, boring and far away, so they will probably view exhibits at the new $265-million Canadian Museum for Human Rights in the city online rather than in person, according to government research.

Ottawa is giving $100-million for construction and $22-million annually for operating costs of what will be the country's first national museum built outside of the National Capital Region.

Overall, the location appears to be such a hindrance that the department has been told most people will visit the museum only online."

Full Story: Canada's cultural travellers won't warm to Winnipeg, survey finds

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