British Columbia Law Institute Report Proposes Franchise Act
The report recommends that British Columbia become the 6th Canadian province to adopt franchise legislation. The report analyzes franchise legislation in force in Canada, the U.S., and elsewhere, and contains a detailed legislative proposal with commentary.
Alberta, Ontario, Manitoba, PEI, and New Brunswick already have legislation that imposes pre-sale disclosure requirements to guard against investors being misled when purchasing a franchise. Those laws also offer other protections to ensure a level playing field between franchisors and franchisees.
The Uniform Franchises Act developed under the Uniform Law Conference of Canada Commercial Law Strategy was the model for the franchise enactments of several of those provinces.