On April 2, 2013, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) issued a Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act for British Columbia to examine whether British Columbia should enact legislation to regulate franchising. If enacted, British Columbia would be the 6th province in Canada with franchise legislation. 

A full copy of the Consultation Paper, and BCLI’s tentative recommendations, can be found at:


BCLI is seeking feedback to its recommendations from franchisors, franchisees, business and consumer organizations and the general public. Interested parties have until September 30, 2013 to respond to the recommendations.