Earlier this year, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) published a Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia (the “BCLI Report”) and recommended the implementation of franchise disclosure legislation in B.C., similar in structure to the legislation in force in Ontario, Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick and PEI.

Last week, the Government of B.C. indicated its intention to move forward to adopt the BCLI’s recommendations and announced that it is now formally seeking submissions from any interested stakeholders.  According to the B.C. Government, “all stakeholders and members of the public are invited to provide comments … Following the consultation, ministry staff will review feedback and begin developing recommendations for proposed new legislation.”

Responses can be submitted until Dec. 10, 2014.