Annual Meeting Delegates Welcomed by ISED Minister Bains and ISED Parliamentary Secretary Lametti

Published on October 16, 2017

Annual Meeting delegates were welcomed last week in Niagara Falls by a video of the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED), the Honourable Navdeep Singh Bains. Delegates also attended a fireside chat between then President Stephen Beney and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of ISED, David Lametti. The Governement of Canada published a press release last Thursday about the event. 

Both Minister Bains and Parliamentary Secretary Lametti discussed the importance of IP and IP agents for the Canadian economy and both indicated the need for a strong IP framework and regime. During the morning session, PS Lametti spoke about the Government’s National IP Strategy, its consultation and their priorities in IP for the coming years. IPIC looks forward to seeing the contents of the National IP Strategy and to working with government in achieving its goals.