In an effort to increase its strength in science and innovation, Canada’s proposed budget for 2008 contains an $80 million per year increase for its three university granting councils for research in support of industrial innovation, health priorities, and social and economic development. Genome Canada, which has six genome center around the country, will receive an additional $140 million from the government. So far, Genome Canada has received $700 million in government funding, and with funding from tertiary partners, has received a total of $1.5 billion for its 115 research projects. Canada’s ecoACTION plan to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and air pollutants, which was released in April 2007, will receive $66 million towards the implementation of a regulatory framework for industrial air emissions, $10 million over two years for scientific research and analysis of biofuels emissions, and $300 million to support nuclear energy. Source: Canadian Government

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