NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada is poised to receive C$165 million (US$161 million) over the next three years to fund its genomics and life sciences research programs and to execute its long-term strategies, under the Department of Finance's new budget plan.

The new funding from the 2013 Economic Action Plan, which Finance Minister Jim Flaherty provided to the House of Commons late last week, would support Genome Canada's operations in fiscal years 2014 and 2015, but also would allow some funds to be spent earlier or later, based on the strategic plan.

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