Despite false claims by the Minister of Education, government documentation shows that the Francophone High School is approximately $8 million over budget.
On March 6, 2018, the Minister of Education stated the maximum budget for the school was $27.5 million.
“In addition, there has been much work done with the partners on this project to maintain the maximum current budget, which is $20 million from the territorial government and $7.5 million from the federal government, for a total of $27.5 million.”
– Minister McPhee, Yukon Legislative Assembly, March 6, 2018.
On April 9, 2019, the Minister of Education provided documentation to Opposition parties indicating that the budget for the project is now $35.4 million.
The project is also almost a year late.
“The complete disregard for the facts by the Minister of Education is very concerning,” said Scott Kent Official Opposition critic for Education. “The Minister’s own documents show that the Liberal’s mismanagement of this project has led to huge cost overruns over their original budget and yet she stood in the house and pretended that it is somehow on budget and on time.”