As of early September 2011, it is expected that the Government of Manitoba will release a draft of its franchise regulations within the next month or two. The draft regulations will be posted online and the government will hold a webbased public consultation period during which it will receive written comments. The proclamation of the regulations is expected to take place following the consultation process.

It is likely that there will be a six-month lead time between proclamation and the enforcement date. Accordingly, the Manitoba franchise regulations would come into effect in mid- 2012.