By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The Canadian government plans to have invested a total of C$157 million (US$158 million) in renewing federal laboratories over the course of fiscal years 2010 and 2011 under its economic stimulus action plan, the government said in a report this week.

The C$28 billion in funding in the second year of the stimulus program will include C$14 million to expand the Richard J. Renaud Science Complex to house the Centre for Structural and Functional Genomics at Concordia University, according to the government report.

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