This is beyond absurd. We have a $50 million facility going up, which will no doubt cost taxpayers millions more each year in operational expenses, but the actual amount is a state secret.
Secrecy breeds distrust, and in this case, the taxpayers should have a boatload of distrust. I'll say it out loud: there's potential for out-right bribery on a project of this scale.
Beyond that, taxpayers should be immensely concerned about Nustadia, because the company has famously botched a similar contract with the city of Guelph, Ontario. The HRM-Nustadia should be open to the widest possible public review.
That's not possible when the entire contract is secret.