Thursday, June 11, 2009

Shriners Want Land From MUHC

A group of Shriners members look on as Gary Morrison, chairman of the board of governors of the Montreal Shriners, announces that the Shriners will build a $100-million hospital on the site of the former Glen railway yard, right next to the future MUHC hospital during a press briefing in Montreal on April 1. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

Site promised for hospital; Talks continue, but official warns project could return to drawing board

Senior Shriners are angry that the McGill University Health Centre hasn't given them the deed to five acres of land they were promised to build a new hospital for children with bone disorders.

Ralph Semb, chairman of the board of trustees for the Shriners Hospitals, told The Gazette yesterday that "nothing is being built yet, and we haven't spent any money."

On Tuesday, Gene Bracewell, the long-time imperial treasurer of the Shriners, declared the Montreal project is "on hold" until the economy turns around.

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