They just didn't want to tell anyone. (Until The Black Rod forced their hand last week.)
"We first flagged that there was going to be a need for more money when our board was appointed in the fall," Canadian Museum for Human Rights CEO Patrick O'Reilly told CTV news Wednesday.
There's only one problem with that statement---the truth.
The CMHR board of trustees was appointed in August, 2008, what most people would call summer. O'Reilly was appointed CEO in October, the fall. But by then the board knew full well how deep in the soup they were.
How can we say that so flatly?
Because one of the trustees was Arni Thorsteinson.
Seven months earlier, in January, 2008, he had been interviewed by the Winnipeg Free Press regarding a proposed downtown highrise.
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