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Ontario Renews Partnership with University of Guelph

by 5m Editor
29 April 2008, at 10:59a.m.

CANADA - The partnership between the Ontario government and the University of Guelph that resulted in the Omega-3 egg is being renewed and improved.

Under an agreement announced today, the university will receive C$300 million over the next five years to help it continue its top-notch agri-food and rural research and development programs, animal health and food testing services, and veterinary education. This is in addition to C$56 million in one-time funding announced in the 2008 Ontario Budget.

The partnership also provides Ontario with improved methods to detect animal diseases such as rabies and tuberculosis, protecting lives and livelihoods.

"This renewed partnership is good news for our agri-food sector and focuses on research and innovation to better protect our health, economy and environment," Ontario's Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Leona Dombrowsky said.

"This significant and strategic investment is indicative of the forward-thinking innovation strategy of the Ontario government and Minister Dombrowsky," said University of Guelph President Alastair Summerlee.

"This increased commitment will allow the partnership to generate even more than the current C$1-billion it has been returning every year for the past 10 years."

5m Editor