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Ontario Government Introduces Proposed Amendments to Franchise Legislation

Published: 10/17/2017

By Derek Ronde, Larry M. Weinberg, Frank Robinson, Stéphane Teasdale, Rebecca Valo, Noah Leszcz

On September 14, 2017, the Ontario Government introduced Bill 154, “An Act to cut unnecessary red tape by enacting one new Act and making various amendments and repeals,” an omnibus bill that proposes to amend a number of Ontario statutes with the purported goal of “reduc[ing] regulatory burdens and practices that cost businesses time and money, while protecting environmental, health, and worker safety standards.”

Bill 154 is relevant to Ontario’s franchise industry stakeholders because it proposes various amendments to Ontario’s franchise legislation, the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000.

Our previous e-Communiqué on Bill 154, which has now passed second reading in the Ontario Legislature, can be found here.