A new partnership between Simon Fraser University’s Personalized Lightweight Apparel Network (PLANet) and Mitacs, a not-for profit organization dedicated to innovation, will accelerate the development of new Canadian wearables and gear over the next five years. 

The agreement provides $5.1 million in funding for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to work with the industry to develop new technologies that will benefit societal health and wellbeing.

New public transit investment to create jobs, grow the economy, and build back stronger communities in British Columbia

Investing in public transit infrastructure strengthens communities, reduces commute times for Canadians, helps connect people to affordable housing, and helps fight climate change. That is why the Government of Canada is making smart investments in public transit that will create and support good middle class jobs, and help us build back for a cleaner, better future.

Statement by the Prime Minister on Canada Day

“Hope, hard work, kindness, resilience, and respect. These are the values that Canadians have shown in the face of the pandemic, and today we should celebrate those values and what we’ve overcome. But while we acknowledge our successes, we must also recognize that, for some, Canada Day is not yet a day of celebration.

BC Restart Plan

B.C. shifts to Step 3 of restart plan

“British Columbians have stepped up at every stage throughout this pandemic,” said Premier John Horgan. “We’ve helped our neighbours stay safe, we’ve sacrificed time with friends and family and we have diligently registered to get vaccinated. We’ve now reached a point in our vaccination efforts when we can begin to remove restrictions. Let’s continue to respect everyone’s comfort level as we safely take another step toward putting this pandemic behind us.”