On July 16, 2020, the Government of Ontario confirmed that the amendment (the “Amendment”) to both the franchise legislation, the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”), and its General Regulation (O. Reg. 581/00) (the “Regulation”) (collectively, the “Legislation”) will come into force on September 1, 2020.
The Amendment, which is intended to bring both clarity and flexibility to parts of the Act and Regulation, has been eagerly awaited by many franchisors.
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