Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Deep in the Red: Winnipeg Free Press

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canadian Museum for Human Rights Deep in the Red: Winnipeg Free Press

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Canadian human rights museum deep in the red

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WINNIPEG - The Canadian Museum for Human Rights in Winnipeg had an almost $7-million deficit at the end of the last fiscal year and wants a new funding deal with the federal government.

The deficit is because of an $8-million tax bill from the city, the Winnipeg Free Press reported Tuesday.

The museum's 2015-16 annual report tabled in the House of Commons shows the museum was in the red at the end of its first full year of operation.

The museum receives $21.7 million a year from Ottawa.

But that agreement expires in March, and negotiations on a new funding agreement are underway.

Suzanne Robertson, the museum's chief financial officer, wouldn't say how much money the museum is requesting. …

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