CP: Federal deal for rare Canadiana nearly collapsed

The Canadian Press (via CTV News) has a story about complications with Library and Archives Canada's acquisition of the Peter Winkworth collection.

A deal to repatriate a huge collection of rare Canadian art from England nearly fell apart as the selling family grew frustrated with the slow response of officials in Ottawa.

In the end, the troubled acquisition of the Peter Winkworth collection by the federal government took so long that taxpayers wound up paying $500,000 more than the original asking price, newly disclosed documents show.

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