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Creating Jobs, Strengthening Health Care in Northern Ontario

Premier Kathleen Wynne visited the Thunder Bay Regional Research Institute today, where she announced that the government will help it expand its patient-centred health care research and create 29 new jobs.

The province is providing more than $4 million in support to the institute through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation (NOHFC). The institute is an independent, not-for-profit research corporation that develops technology to detect and treat diseases such as cancer. The province's support will help it fund research projects, buy equipment used for early detection and cancer treatment, and ultimately improve patient care. 

Ontario's support is helping to make Thunder Bay a centre for advanced medical research and improving health care for people in the region.

Supporting health care and job creation in the North is part of the government's comprehensive plan for a strong Ontario that builds people's talent and skills, builds a more dynamic business environment, builds new infrastructure and builds a more secure retirement for Ontarians.