Province halts consideration of CNIB building in Wascana Park until auditor’s report released
The Provincial Capital Commission board has voted to give no further consideration to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind building in Wascana Park until the provincial auditor releases her report into the building.
That report is expected in December.
The auditor is investigating whether proper procedures were followed in approving the project.
The project was conditionally approved in 2017, but the province says the design is still under review by the PCC.
Christall Beaudry, executive director of the CNIB, says the organization is “disappointed” by the delay.
“We respect the decision by the Provincial Capital Commission to place our project on hold pending the completion of the provincial auditor’s review,” Beaudry said in a media release.
“The park has been, and continues to be, an ideal location from which to provide our vital services.”
The design won’t be considered until after the auditor’s report is released. In the meantime, no construction can take place on the site.
“We are disappointed about this news and are carefully assessing the impact to the project,” Brandt said in a written statement to CTV News.
The company says it will comment in due course.