The province admits that the initial $113 million estimate for Pan Am Games security was just a place holder.
Minister responsible for the Pan Am Games Michael Chan offers the number was put in place in 2010 a "long time ago."
He says the most recent figure of $239 million could go higher.
Chan says the government had nothing to do with original estimates, it was the organizing committee's responsibility.
Later in the day, Chan's office issued a statement that the $113 million was always intended as a placeholder, noting the "figure was the best estimate in 2010 based on previous Games' planning that were smaller in scope and scale."