WATCH: Province blames Pan AM construction delays on weather

However, Minister thinks all projects will be done by next year's event

The province is blaming a bad winter on delays on the new Hamilton Tigercats stadium, which will also be used for the 2015 Pan Am Games.

But Minister in Charge of Pan Am Michael Coteau says he's not worried there will be any delays on any of the other structures being built or renovated for next year's sporting event in the GTHA.

Because of the delays, Tim Horton's Field won't be ready for home games on July 26th and 31st.

NDP leader Andrea Horwath still wonders if this means other projects may not be complete on time.

NDP Pan Am Critic Paul Miller pressed the province on the issue in Question Period, claiming the delay has been known for months. Miller claims the Liberals haven't made the completion of the stadium a priority.

As for cost to the taxpayer, Coteau maintains any extra costs will be paid by the developer.

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  1. Union Logic posted on 07/09/2014 02:42 PM
    Yup, it has to be the weather. There's no way that traditional union policies of "One man working, five men watching" or "Work at half-speed to maximize overtime" or "Eleven smoke-breaks a day" have anything to do with any delays; to suggest that would be nothing but fascist propaganda.
    1. JKM posted on 07/09/2014 05:43 PM
      @Union Logic The problem with your logic is that most of the trades on that job-site are non-union.
    2. Union Logic posted on 07/09/2014 05:56 PM
      @JKM Good! That means most of the people working there understand that their jobs depend on delivering quality results on time and on budget.

      However, the rest of them are still unaccountable, jobs-for-life union members who will never face any consequences, even if the work they do collapses during the games.
    3. ToddK_2 posted on 07/10/2014 09:58 AM
      @JKM I know people in the industry, it's 90% unionized. It's raining? wear a raincoat because our window of Spring\Summer is short plus being 30 years behind in infrastructure sounds like excuses to me.
  2. Ziggy posted on 07/09/2014 02:47 PM
    Bwaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa. When is there not weather, why not blame the delays on the sun kept rising in the east
  3. don was right posted on 07/10/2014 10:33 AM
    so what else is new. New minister, same old liberal lies.
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