In August 2013 the Government of Canada renewed support of $100 million over seven years (2013-2020) for the Geo-mapping for Energy and Minerals (GEM) program, which advances geological knowledge in the North to support increased exploration of natural resources and inform decisions on land use that balance conservation and responsible resource development.

What does renewed mean? Does it means that they decided to extend the period for supporting the GEM program which they have already been supporting? So they put $100 million from 2013 to 2020?

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The answer is yes to both questions. Google research showed that Canada government already put $100 million for 2008-2013, and they are putting another $100 million for 2013-2020 (https://www.nrcan.gc.ca/earth-sciences/resources/federal-programs/geomapping-energy-minerals/18215). The usage of 'renewed' is thus correct.

  • Thank you for your helping me
    – user335567
    Commented Mar 20, 2019 at 8:11
  • You provide support and then you renew it, or not. :)
    – Lambie
    Commented Jan 14, 2020 at 23:23

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