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Iter as the last step in a huge worldwide programme to develop fusion, a new, cleaner energy form for our planet. Canada as a leading contender in the global competition to host Iter. Funding for Iter. A public/private sector partnership as a world first in the development of international research centres. The importance of the development of fusion. Our heavy dependence on energy. Some simple physics to understand fusion. Some characteristics of fusion. A brief history of the research. The budget. Iter Canada's role. Some of the benefits to Canada of winning Iter. The bid as a team effort. The realisation of a return on the federal government's investment. Winning the bid.