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The Ontario Labour Relations Board Opens the Door to Franchisee Unionization in the Canada Bread Certification Case

Published: 10/17/2017

By Kate Byers, Derek Ronde, Kristin Taylor, Frank Robinson

Earlier this month, Cassels Brock published an e-Communiqué on the Ontario Labour Relations Board’s Canada Bread decision, in which ostensible franchisees of Canada Bread were found to be dependent contractors (and therefore employees) for the purposes of a union certification drive.

A copy of our discussion of this case and its impact on franchising in Ontario can be found here.