P.E.I. health minister promises manor replacement by 2018
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. - The P.E.I. government will be renegotiating tenders for the replacement of two of the province’s manors, says Health Minister Robert Henderson.
That’s after the tenders were already called for the manors in Tyne Valley and Montague.
“Circumstances have changed and we will be renegotiating those tenders and looking at the best possible value for constructing those facilities and construction will commence in the fiscal year of 2017,” he said.
Befast-Murray River MLA Darlene Compton raised the issue during Tuesday’s question period where she said the previous Liberal government pushed back the promised completion date for the manors eight times.
“I think the key word here is promise,” she said.
Several weeks ago, a Riverview Manor staff member found a fuel leak in the boiler room of the almost 50-year-old building.
Henderson said new tenders for Riverview Manor will go out in the spring with a completion date in late 2018.
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