Genome Canada Release: Canada's New Government and Quebec Government Make One of the Largest Investments in International Genomics Research  
5/22/2007 12:50:46 PM

MONTREAL, QUEBEC -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2007 -- The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of Industry, and Mr. Raymond Bachand, Quebec Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export, and Minister of Tourism, along with Dr. Martin Godbout, President and CEO of Genome Canada, Mr. Paul L'Archeveque, President and CEO of Genome Quebec, and Mr. Luc Vinet, Rector of the Universite de Montreal, today announced $34.5 million in funding for the International Consortium known as the Public Population Project in Genomics (P3G), which includes the Quebec-based CARTaGENE project. Counting all the contributions from international partners, the total budget of the initiative could reach $64.5 million.