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($ millions) Current Estimated Total Cost Actual
Program Activity:
Disease Prevention and Control
42.11 0 0.2 5.4 5.4 3.42 3.4
Project name Winnipeg Lab and Space Optimization3
Project Phase 7-year project – 2006 to 2012 


  1. The Current Estimated Total Cost of $42.1 million represents the Effective Project Approval (EPA) received in September 2007 for the acquisition and retrofit of the Ward Laboratory in Winnipeg.
  2. While initial project approval was for the period 2006-2011, timing was extended to 2012 and funds were reprofiled from 2007-08 to 2008-09 due to a delay in finalizing the transaction to acquire the lab from the Province of Manitoba. A reprofile exercise is also planned for the subsequent year.
  3. Also known as the Logan, Ward, or J.C. Wilt Laboratory.

Effective Project Approval (EPA) was obtained from Treasury Board for this project. EPA implies Treasury Board approval of, and expenditure authorization for the objectives of the project implementation phase. Sponsoring departments and agencies are to submit for EPA only when the scope of the overall project has been defined and when the estimates have been refined to the substantive level.