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PM Harper announces $17M Arctic research program

The program will focus on cold weather resource development, transportation, shipping, marine safety technologies and infrastructure

WHITEHORSE—Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off the first full day of his annual northern tour today with news of a multimillion-dollar Arctic program from the National Research Council.

The program will focus on resource development, northern transportation and shipping, marine safety technologies and community infrastructure.

The federal government is spending $17 million on the program over eight years, and will be seeking another $65 million in co-investments from industry over that same time period.

Harper says the program will help bridge the gap between laboratory research and the marketplace.

Harper made the announcement after a tour of Yukon College.

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