On Monday, October 5, 2015, the Government of British Columbia introduced its long awaited franchise legislation bill, titled Bill 38, a Franchises Act, for a first reading in the provincial legislature. It has quickly made its way through the British Columbia legislature and received royal assent on November 17, 2015. It will come into force at an unknown future date via regulation. The Act generally mirrors the legislation in other Canadian jurisdictions but with some unique differences. Cassels Brock recently distributed an e-Lert explaining this significant Canadian legislative development, which can be found here. The B.C. Government is seeking input on the Act’s regulations. Submissions can be made until January 15, 2016.