Ruskin Overrun 2012

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On June 6, 2012, the GNWT announced it would require up to $10 million in additional construction funding to ensure completion by November 2012.


With no offence intended, it sometimes appears the media and MLAs waffle around with questions, instead of asking for the important information in a precise manner.

  • What, in general terms, does Ruskin's contract require of them as to price and/or timetable?
  • What, in general terms, would Ruskin be claiming as a GNWT fault or liability making the GNWT responsible for additional costs, assuming there are any price or timetable requirements in the contract.
  • Is Ruskin making any significant financial sacrifice to whatever effort is needed to complete by November?
  • What compensation, if any, arose from the steel fabrication delays?

The first two are especially interesting, and not properly addressed. If Ruskin negotiated a price but no guaranteed timetable, then presumably as long as they meet whatever standards of effort are applicable in cases like this, they would seem justified in requiring extra payment to accelerate the timetable.