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New BC Franchises Act will come into force on February 1, 2017

Posted in Franchises

The B.C. Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction announced today that the new Franchises Act and the Franchises Regulation will come into effect on February 1, 2017. The Franchises Act is intended to “provide important legal protections for British Columbia-based franchisees who operate a franchise”. The Act largely mirrors legislation already in force… Continue Reading

Impossible is nothing: Ontario court finds franchise disclosure before franchise location and head lease are determined is no disclosure at all

Posted in Commercial, Franchises, Real Estate

It’s common practice in Canada to enter into a franchise agreement before determining the location of the franchise – the franchisor and franchisee typically agree that the franchisor will use “best efforts” to find a suitable location for the business, often with the franchisee’s input and participation. Once the location is determined, it is common… Continue Reading