I don’t think that the role has changed, it’s just been enhanced, strengthened and confirmed.
SCC’s relationship with ISO began on very solid footing. Prior to SCC being created, CSA was Canada’s representative to ISO. SCC was readily accepted in ISO governance meetings and committees based on the work CSA had accomplished on Canada’s behalf.
I think that the relationship between SCC and ISO has simply continued. For 50 years at ISO, Canada has always been seen as a facilitator, a mediator and the country that can find consensus between conflicting points of view. Canada is often asked to take on roles that other countries aren’t able to fulfill.
Canadian representatives on ISO governance committees, technical committees, subcommittees and working groups have always stepped up and carried more than their share of the load. Their work has enhanced Canada’s reputation by delivering global solutions.