By Frank Zaid
Q: What changes has Ontario’s government made to its franchise legislation and what else can we expect in the future? A: Ontario’s Bill 154, the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, was introduced on Sept. 14, 2017, and received royal assent on Nov. 14, 2017.
By Peter Snell
Six years ago, I started writing a series of articles that highlighted some of the key elements of franchise agreements and related documentation. Since that time, a lot has changed. It is now time to revisit some of those important issues, but in relation to the franchise disclosure document (FDD).
By Jennifer Staines
Q: Which provisions in British Columbia’s new franchise legislation will differ notably from other provinces’ legislation? Jennifer says: British Columbia’s new Franchises Act and regulations are in many ways similar to the franchise laws of other provinces.
Q: What is the status of the recently proposed franchise legislation for the province of British Columbia? A: On October 5, 2015, the B.C. government introduced its long-awaited Bill 38, the Franchises Act, for a first reading in the provincial legislature.