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Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says museum funding is a "missed opportunity"

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While the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology is undergoing extensive renovations, they are looking for partners across the country willing to house their collections. Meanwhile, Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson says the $87 million dollars from the federal government to repair the ageing facility is a missed opportunity. He thinks a brand new museum should have been built instead, and it should have been located closer to the city’s downtown core.

The museum will reopen in 2017, in its usual location on St. Laurent Boulevard.

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