This building was finally opened in 2011. Approximately 3.7 million people visit this building each year, way more than the entire population of Winnipeg or even Manitoba!
It is named after a federal politician / cabinet minister who served under our current Prime Minister’s father. Interestingly, he quit that Prime Minister’s cabinet when the government tried to make Canada an officially bilingual country. Wait, isn’t our city bilingual? Should we be naming a building after this guy? I guess I need to know more. Care to explain?