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Budget 2017: Important Health and Innovation Investments with Uncertainty for Fundamental Science

OTTAWA, March 23, 2017 – The Trudeau Government’s 2017 Budget, Building a Strong Middle Class, makes important strategic investments in “superclusters”, stem cell research, opioid research, mental and Indigenous health. However, while taking steps to accelerate Canada’s innovation economy, the budget does not close the critical funding gap for Canada’s granting councils, prolonging uncertainty with respect to Canada’s commitment to growing a strong scientific foundation. […]

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Unhealthy habits cost Canadians 6 years of life

Unhealthy habits are costing Canadians an estimated six years of life, according to a study published today in PLOS Medicine. Researchers found that smoking, poor diet, physical inactivity, and unhealthy alcohol consumption contribute to about 50 percent of deaths in Canada. […]

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Budget 2016 takes action to reinvigorate Canada’s health research and innovation system

Research Canada: An Alliance for Health Discovery welcomed Finance Minister, Bill Morneau’s 2016 Budget, Growth for the Middle Class, which strengthens Canada’s health research and innovation system by dedicating new resources to discovery research, infrastructure at postsecondary institutions and federal laboratories and accelerating the diffusion and commercialization of knowledge into applications that benefit industry and society as a whole. […]