01/18/2013 07:47 EST | Updated 03/20/2013 05:12 EDT

BC Place Renovation Costs: Auditor General To Investigate


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.

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