Economy Investments

Invest an additional $100 million in agricultural research over four years.

Liberal Platform Page 16 October 5, 2015
Mar 2017

Advancing Agricultural Science and Innovation

Federal budget 2017 March 22, 2017

Budget 2016 invested $30 million over six years to support advanced research in agricultural science and genomics at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

Budget 2017 builds on this funding by proposing to invest $70 million over six years, starting in 2017–18, to further support agricultural discovery science and innovation, with a focus on addressing emerging priorities, such as climate change and soil and water conservation.

On page 111 of the 2017 budget, we can see that "Advancing Agricultural Science and Innovation" will get a total of $60m over six years, which falls short of the promised $100m over four years.