Génome Québec welcomes the first budget of François Legault’s government, which positions genomics as a driver of economic development. 

Finance Minister Eric Girard announced yesterday that an amount of $7.5 million would be made available to support Génome Québec’s operations, along with the funding of research platforms and the joint financing of genomics research activities.

Daniel Coderre, President and CEO of Génome Québec, was pleased at this show of continued support for Génome Québec. “By including genomics in its vision for a modern, ambitious Québec, the Coalition Avenir Québec government is recognizing the potential of this disruptive technology to enhance the competitiveness of our corporations and universities and its ability to provide solutions in areas such as health, the environment, agri-food and forestry.”