The Safe Foods for Canadian Act (the Act) received Royal Assent in November 2012 and is anticipated to start taking effect at the beginning of 2015. Health Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) have been busy consulting with stakeholders to develop new Regulations to support the Act.
There is a growing number of Canadian provinces enacting franchise disclosure legislation and a growing number of decided cases providing guidance as to the obligations of franchisors under these statutes. Currently, the provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick have such legislation.
Andrae Marrocco facilitated the roundtable discussion on the topic “Acting for US Franchisors entering Canada” at the Ontario Bar Association 14th Annual Franchise Law Conference “Regulation Nation: Franchising in an Era of Increasing Regulation” in Toronto – November 18, 2014.