Industry Committee Intellectual Property Study and Government Response

February 27, 2018


Intellectual property is at the heart of the globe's rapidly gorwing digital and knowledge economy. Government policy must reflect this and has an important role in promoting and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation in Canada. Recently the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology, which I am a member, released a report titled: Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer: Promoting Best Practices. I would like to sincerely thank all of the witnesses who provided compelling and insightful tesitimonies. A special thanks to the Univeristy of Guelph and Innovation Guelph for your assistance and personal guidance. 

I am also quite pleased to share that the Government of Canada has responded to the study and has taken our recommendations into consideration for future legislation and policies. The response can be viewed by CLICKING HERE.