Franchise Law

Let’s Be Honest – The Franchisor’s Duty to Disclose

The new BC Franchises Act that came into effect on February 1, 2017, imposes duties of disclosure on franchisors to prospective franchisees.  This requirement is the central protection for franchisees under the new Franchises Act.

Let’s Get Together – The Right Of Franchisee’s To Associate

As set out in a previous article, section 4 of the new BC Franchises Act guarantees the right of franchisees to associate with other franchisees and to form or join an organization of franchisees. Provisions in a franchise agreement that purport to interfere with this right will be void.

Let’s Be Fair Here – Interpreting the Duty of Fairness in Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships

The new BC Franchises Act came into full effect on February 1, 2017. As set out in a previous article, section 3 of the new BC Franchises Act confirms the existence of a duty of fair dealing among the parties to a franchise agreement.

The New BC Franchises Act Means More Protections for Franchisees

On February 1, 2017, BC will become the sixth province in Canada to fully adopt its own version of the Uniform Franchises Act. The purpose of the new BC Franchises Act is to offer franchisees protections in their relationships with their franchisors.

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