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Contrary to repeated assurances the Pan Am Games will be on budget, the new Minister of Sport Michael Coteau says he can no longer guarantee that.
Minister of Sport Michael Coteau says he can’t guarantee the Pan Am Games will be on budget, contrary to earlier repeated assurances that it would be.
“I can’t make that promise to you,” Coteau told reporters Thursday after taking questions in the legislature on the Games, which are just a year away.
While TO2015 organizers insist the actual Games will come under budget, Coteau acknowledged the problematic areas are security and transportation, which are calculated separately and are the sole responsibility of the province. Security costs have already doubled.
“You have security costs that can change based on threat level, it can change based on different items like transportation routes . . . it is going to be challenging managing any type of Games or budget at this level,” Coteau said.
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