The newly proposed Canadian budget includes a $72.79 million per year increase for the country's research councils, ScienceInsider reports. This influx of funds comes after years of flat or declining budgets, it adds, noting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had promised "sunny days" when his Liberal party won last fall.

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