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Canadian government boosts health research

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7185.692d (Published 13 March 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:692
  1. Greg Basky
  1. Saskatoon

    In last month's federal budget, the Canadian government threw its financial support behind a new plan to revive and reshape health research in this country.

    The ruling Liberal party, under the prime minister, Jean Chrétien, announced that they will increase their investment in health research by $C550m ($362m; £226m) over the next three years. A sizeable portion of this new money ($C240m) is earmarked for a new national research enterprise called the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

    The Medical Research Council-Canada's top funding agency since the …

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