Innovation Canada, IP, and Dependence Upon the Standards Council of Canada

284 Pages Posted: 30 Jan 2018 Last revised: 27 Nov 2019

Date Written: January 23, 2018


This text describes and analyzes the following issues:

The need for a formal judicial public inquiry because the very improper methods used to create the defective National Standard of Canada, Electronic Records as Documentary Evidence CAN/CGSB-72.34-2017, (approved by the Standards Council of Canada to be a national standard and published on March 22, 2017), casts serious doubts as to the competence and integrity of the process for creating such standards;

The duties of an agency that declares standards to be national standards, such as Standards Council of Canada, to be able to enforce the foundation principles of standards-creation and quality control procedures, upon standards development organizations such as the Canadian General Standards Board;

The validity of the complaint and appeal procedures and decisions used by the government agencies in regard to the very faulty creation of the above national standard;

The importance of national and international standards for: promoting innovation; superclusters like Silicon Valley, California; intellectual property (IP often being worth more than the rest of an organization’s property); the effectiveness of legislation that regulates electronic technology, in particular, electronic records management systems (ERMSs technology); and,

The connection between: (1) “Innovation Canada,” as declared in the federal government of Canada’s “Budget 2017” in March 2017, to promote intellectual property, innovation, the “knowledge economy,” superclusters for innovation; and, (2) the Standards Council of Canada’s promotion of innovation in connection with standardization.

Keywords: intellectual property, Innovation Canada, public inquiry, records management systems, national standards, knowledge economy, intangible property, clusters and superclusters, software errors, imaging, standards development organization, Standards Council of Canada, Canadian General Standards Board

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Chasse, Ken, Innovation Canada, IP, and Dependence Upon the Standards Council of Canada (January 23, 2018). Available at SSRN: or

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