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Harper announces more post-secondary funding from program in January budget

VICTORIA, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced another round of funding in British Columbia from a program aimed at improving infrastructure at Canadian colleges and universities.

VICTORIA, B.C. - Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced another round of funding in British Columbia from a program aimed at improving infrastructure at Canadian colleges and universities.

The two-year, $2-billion Knowledge Infrastructure Program was unveiled in the January budget as part of the Conservative government's stimulus spending.

During a stop in Victoria Harper said $35 million in funding will go to 12 post-secondary institutions in the province.

That money will be combined with $33 million from the B.C. government and almost $5 million from other sources, including the individual schools.

Ottawa has periodically handed out money throughout the country during the past several months, and has already announced $202 million in federal cash for 29 projects in B.C.

That first round of B.C. funding was matched by $253 million from the province.

 
 
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