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Cutting the red tape: recent amendments to Ontario's franchise disclosure act

Canada - November 24 2020 In 2017 the Ontario government enacted the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act with the objective of alleviating unnecessary regulatory burdens for

Distribution & Agency in Canada

Canada - April 11 2019 A structured guide to distribution & agency in Canada

To the end of the term and beyond: perpetual renewal clauses considered legal

Canada - July 12 2016 Automatic renewal provisions are common in franchise agreements. The Quebec Court of Appeal recently addressed the previously unanswered question of

Franchising in Canada

Canada - August 27 2019 A wide-ranging guide to franchise law and practice in Canada, including business structures, legal frameworks, taxes, IP issues and dispute resolution, among other things

Dunkin' brands: Quebec court finds franchisor has duty to support its brand

Canada - August 11 2015 Franchising communities in the province of Quebec and elsewhere were anxiously awaiting the outcome of the Quebec Court of Appeal's decision in the

Cutting the red tape: recent amendments to Ontario's franchise disclosure act

Canada - November 24 2020 In 2017 the Ontario government enacted the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act with the objective of alleviating unnecessary regulatory burdens for

Surprise! Rescission notice can be served in a pleading

Canada - September 22 2020 Ontario's Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure) requires franchisors to provide adequate pre-contractual disclosure to potential franchisees

Q&A: offer and sale of franchises in Canada

Canada - July 31 2020 A look at some of the most pressing legal and practical issues surrounding the offer and sale of franchises in Canada, including key restrictions, due diligence considerations and disclosure requirements

Q&A: the franchisor-franchisee relationship in Canada

Canada - July 31 2020 A guide to the legal and practical considerations surrounding the franchisor-franchisee relationship in Canada, including operational terms and the renewal and termination of the agreement

'Special relationship' between franchisors and franchisees: could it give rise to a pre-contractual duty of good faith?

Canada - July 14 2020 Common law jurisdictions recognise that certain circumstances could arise that would lead contracting parties to have some type of pre-contractual