If IPIC's proposal is adopted, the public interest and innovators win because a complete regulatory system will be implemented. The public will have greater confidence in dealing with the profession; it will understand the qualifications of the professionals and know the process relative to complaints, which will encourage a greater use of the system.
The government wins because the public interest is better protected but the government does not have to devote resources to an activity that is not usually done by governments in Canada. Furthermore the Minister will be able to monitor the regulatory activities and CIPO can focus on its mandate tasks.
The profession, the group the most motivated to devote time and resources to sustaining the excellence of the profession, wins because its body of knowledge will be used to set standards and to judge the actions of its members.