The Alberta government says it will provide up to $81.2 million to four groups developing and manufacturing vaccines in the province.
The University of Alberta, Entos Pharmaceuticals, Applied Pharmaceutical Innovation and Northern RNA are the recipients.
Kenney says more than half of the money will go to the U of A’s Li Ka Shing Institute of Virology.
He notes a portion of the provincial grants will be contingent on the groups securing financial support from the federal government.
Kenney says the funding will also help to diversify Alberta’s economy.