Harper promises C$400 mln for technology funds

Tue Oct 7, 2008 12:19pm EDT
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TORONTO (Reuters) - The government will add C$400 million to a pair of technology funds aimed at helping the manufacturing sector, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said on Tuesday.

Harper said the plan calls for abolishing tariffs on a range of imported machinery and equipment, adding that the move will save manufacturers C$345 million.

(Reporting by Wojtek Dabrowski; editing by Rob Wilson)