Franchise rescission

In the recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in PQ Licensing S.A. v. LPQ Central Canada Inc. (“PQ Licensing”), the Court considered whether the mandatory mediation process prescribed by a franchise agreement impacted the limitation period applicable to a franchisee’s rescission claim.

The Court found that the franchisee’s claim for rescission was not barred even though the franchisee had delivered its notice of rescission nearly a decade prior. This decision hinged on the alternative dispute resolution provisions set out in the franchise agreement.

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