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March 24, 2017

Canada's Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan is touting this week’s federal budget as a positive one for Canadian researchers with its commitments to refurbish government labs, renewed funding for stem-cell and quantum-computing research centres and a $125-million initiative aimed at leveraging homegrown expertise in artificial intelligence. The budget calls for $117.6 million to establish 25 research chairs with the aim of attracting “top-tier international scholars” and a new Pan-Canadian Artificial Intelligence Strategy.