In the first reported decision under New Brunswick’s Franchises Act, R-SNB 2014, c. 111 (the “Act”), Alphataho Inc., et al v Maaco Canada Partnership LP, et al (“Alphataho v Maaco”),[1] the Court of Queen’s Bench of New Brunswick held that the failure to include statute-compliant financial statements in a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) entitled the franchisee to avail itself of the 2-year rescission remedy available under the Act. The Court relied heavily on jurisprudence from Ontario in reaching its decision that this deficiency rose to the level of a “fatal flaw” in terms of franchise disclosure under the Act.

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