Science and TechMuseum asked for roof funding in 2010

This goes beyond absurd and verges on the criminal. How much money is being spent to fix a problem that could have been dealt with at a much cheaper cost earlier?

Why can't we just get a new, specially built, building for this museum? This neglect is not appropriate for a national facility of any sort, let alone a museum that attracts vistors from across the country.

The closed Canada Science and Technology Museum had been asking the federal government for years to help fix a leaky roof whose “lifecycle had come to an end,” according to documents obtained by CBC News through an access to information request.

The museum, which closed in September after leaks in the roof led to unsafe levels of mould in the air, had communicated its desire for a new roof at its 50-year-old Ottawa location as early as 2010.
— http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/canada-science-and-technology-museum-asked-for-roof-funding-in-2010-1.2884250