Science Deal With Brazil

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Published: Wednesday, 11/19/2008 12:00 am EST

Canada and Brazil signed a framework agreement for co-operation on science, technology and innovation on Monday to boost collaborative research and development activities, as well as the commercialization of new ideas. Canada will give $1.5 million over two years to support research and development and contract costs. The funds come from the government's $50-million Global Commerce Strategy to develop trade interests abroad. Trade Minister Stockwell Day characterized the agreement as forging vital alliances with "one of the largest and most diversified economies in the Americas."

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