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01/27/2017 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - January 2017
  1. Are You Ready for British Columbia’s New Franchise Law? Does Your Canadian Franchise Disclosure Document Need Annual Updating?
  2. Introducing Our Newest Partner, Stéphane Teasdale
  3. The Countdown is Over: Ontario’s Healthy Menu Choices Act is in Force
  4. Licence to Pill: Québec Superior Court Rules On Pharmacist-Franchisee Royalty Issue
  5. Ontario Court Upholds Franchisee’s Obligation to Pay Percentage Rent
  6. The End of A Saab Story?: The Ontario Court of Appeal Upholds Lower Court Decision on Jurisdiction Over a Franchise Dispute
  7. Ontario Court Examines What Constitutes a Franchise Relationship Under the Wishart Act
  8. Court Rejects Plaintiff’s Plan for a Partial Summary Judgment Motion in Franchise Class Proceeding
  9. Franchisee Ordered to Pay ‘Dough’ to Pizza Franchisor for Outstanding Royalties
  10. What We’re Up To (Winter 2016/2017)
11/28/2016 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - November 2016
  1. British Columbia’s Franchises Act: New Disclosure Requirements
  2. Just Not Ready? Raibex Decision Makes Post-Agreement Location Selection a Fatal Error
  3. Ontario Court Focuses on Franchisee’s Ability To Make An “Informed Decision” In Denying Rescission Claim
  4. Never-Ending Saab Stories: The Ontario Superior Court of Justice Revisits Jurisdictional Issues for International Franchisors
  5. Back to the Future: Ontario Courts Decline To Uphold Tenant’s Interpretation of a 25 Year Old Restrictive Covenant In Lease
  6. Delivered From Liability: Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Finds Franchisor Not Vicariously Liable for Acts of Franchisee
  7. Ontario Human Rights Tribunal Denies Claim By Franchisee Against Franchisor
  8. Supreme Court of Canada Delivers the Final Word on Pet Valu Class Action
  9. The Table Is Set: Ontario’s Healthy Menu Choices Act Regulations
  10. Cassels Brock Contributes To Response To The Ontario Government’s Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report
  11. What We’re Up To (Fall and Winter 2016/2017)
10/06/2016 British Columbia Releases Regulations for Franchises Act
10/06/2016 Supreme Court of Canada Delivers the Final Word on Pet Valu Class Action
09/29/2016 Ontario Court Imposes New Disclosure Requirement Prohibiting the Common Practice of Determining Location After Signing a Franchise Agreement
08/12/2016 ‘Changing Workplaces Review' Interim Report May Have Significant Implications for Franchisors and Franchisees
06/17/2016 Ontario to Permit Electronic Delivery of Franchise Disclosure Documents Starting July 1, 2016
04/13/2016 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - April 2016
  1. Ontario Releases Regulation under Healthy Menu Choices Act, and Franchisors Are At Risk!
  2. Alberta Government Canvasses Input on Franchise Disclosure Financial Statement Exemption Requirement
  3. Ontario Court of Appeal Shakes Up The Issue of Restrictive Covenant Enforceability
02/19/2016 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - February 2016
  1. A New Year or New Fiscal Year - Your Canadian Franchise Disclosure Document Needs Updating!
  2. Court of Appeal Dismisses Pet Valu Class Action and Puts a Leash on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
  3. Update: “Saab Story” Has A Plot Twist: Ontario Court of Appeal Overturns Dealer Litigation Jurisdiction Ruling Due To Reasonable Apprehension of Bias
  4. Franchisee’s Summary Judgment Motion Spoiled After Court Finds Spoliation of Evidence
  5. Dakin Care of Business: What Not To Do When Managing Franchise Transfers and Disclosure
  6. What We’re Up To (Spring and Summer 2016)
01/15/2016 Court of Appeal Dismisses Pet Valu Class Action and Puts a Leash on the Duty of Good Faith and Fair Dealing
12/02/2015 Franchise Law e-COMMUNIQUÉ - December 2015
  1. British Columbia Becomes the 6th Canadian Province to Pass Franchise Legislation – The Franchises Act
  2. Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations For Healthy Menu Choices Act
  3. No Bridges to U.S. for Addison Chevrolet: Good Faith Claims Against G.M. and U.S. Parent Struck in Action by Retained Dealers
  4. The Cherry On Top: Ontario Court of Appeal Dismisses Caffe Demetre Appeal
  5. Ontario Court Enforces Restrictive Covenant In Franchise Case
  6. Franchisee’s Action Fried: Notice Requirements Do Not Automatically Arise Out of the Duty of Good Faith
  7. There is No “Franchisee’s Associate”: Ontario Court Finds that Shareholders of a Master Franchisee Were Not “Granted” a Franchise for the Purposes of the Wishart Act
  8. What We’re Up To
10/06/2015 Coast to Coast Disclosure: Franchise Legislation Comes to British Columbia
10/06/2015 Ontario Government Releases Draft Regulations for Healthy Menu Choices Act
07/10/2015 Former Dealers Unsuccessful With Franchise Law Claims in Class Action Against General Motors of Canada Limited
05/08/2015 Ontario's Proposed Menu Labelling Law - Government Listens and Changes Law to Protect Franchisors from Liability