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.
Selecting the right franchise lawyer for you is not an easy business. Andrae Marrocco offers solid advice to assist you in making this vital decision.
The investment community has been increasingly interested in franchise systems as potential targets. They present a valuable investment proposition for strategic and financial investors.
On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario’s Special Advisors released their Final Report from the Changing Workplaces Review (Final Report) which outlines 173 recommendations to amend the Employment Standards Act (Ontario) (ESA) and the Labour Relations Act (Ontario) (LRA).
According to the Government of Canada, “Canada and the United States enjoy the longest, deepest, most peaceful, and mutually beneficial relationship between any two countries in the world.
On February 1, 2017, the British Columbia Franchises Act and Regulations came into effect making British Columbia the sixth province in Canada with franchise legislation.
British Columbia has released the anticipated regulations to the previously enacted Franchises Act (BC).
Franchising has become one of the most popular business expansion options, one that is particularly effective when developing into international markets. Franchises that grow with a well-structured system, a thoroughly thought out plan, and exceptional legal documents have the best chance of success.
In September 2015 a new government was elected in Canada on a platform of significant change. Its first budget, tabled in March, outlines a plan for implementation of that change. A significant part of the budget – upwards of $3 billion CAD – is committed to the encouragement of innovation.
After long anticipation from the franchise industry, the government of Ontario has finally amended regulations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (“Act”) to expressly allow a franchisor to deliver its franchise disclosure document electronically and by prepaid courier.