VANCOUVER - The NDP says B.C.'s auditor general will examine the half billion-dollar cost of renovating B.C. Place Stadium in Vancouver, work that included replacing the inflatable dome with a retractable roof.
Opposition tourism critic Spencer Chandra-Herbert says he's received a letter from auditor general John Doyle saying his office will conduct a fact-finding exercise into the upgrades.
He says there's no time-line for the review, but based on what's found, Doyle may conduct a deeper investigation.
Chandra-Herbert says while the government claims the work came in under budget at $514 million, the cost estimate made in 2008 was just $100 million.
Chandra-Herbert says the audit is a good news because taxpayers deserve more information. (CKNW)
Note to readers: This is a corrected story. An earlier version said the cost of the upgrade was a half million dollars, when it was a half billion.