NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Genome Canada has been tabbed to receive C$75 million ($73 million) under the national 2010 budget proposal from Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's administration.

This year's budget proposal, which was announced last week by Minister of Finance James Flaherty, is aimed at shifting Canada from a stimulus-oriented approach focused on fending off recession toward a new effort to begin to reduce its deficit.

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