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.
November 18, 2008, 9am PST | Michael Dudley
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"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."

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Published on Monday, November 17, 2008 in The Globe and Mail
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