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Franchising

24 November 2020
Bruno Floriani Cutting the red tape: recent amendments to Ontario's franchise disclosure act

Canada - Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

In 2017 the Ontario government enacted the Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act with the objective of alleviating unnecessary regulatory burdens for businesses. The act provided for a series of proposed amendments to Ontario's franchise disclosure legislation and ultimately came into force on 1 September 2020. The amendments include measures to clarify the province's franchise laws and temper or delay franchisors' disclosure obligations towards prospective franchisees in certain circumstances.

Authors: Bruno Floriani, Marissa Carnevale, Tanya Nakhoul
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