Ontario partners with Lakehead University for long-term agri-food sustainability

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In Canada, Ontario is transferring the operating and research programming of the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station to Lakehead University to help foster innovation and strengthen Ontario’s competitive edge by expanding agri-food research in Northwestern Ontario.
The partnership will support the long-term sustainability of the Thunder Bay Agricultural Research Station and will increase the university’s capacity to build new programming and research that will benefit Northwestern Ontario. The investment builds on the province’s efforts to develop a sustainable, coordinated plan to expand agriculture in Northern Ontario.
Supporting agriculture in the North is part of Ontario’s plan to create fairness and opportunity during this period of rapid economic change. This plan includes a higher minimum wage and better working conditions, free tuition for hundreds of thousands of students, easier access to affordable child care, and free prescription drugs for everyone under 25 through the biggest expansion of medicare in a generation.
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