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05 June 2018
Bruno Floriani Franchisors rejoice! Ontario Court of Appeal raises bar for franchise rescission

Canada - Lapointe Rosenstein Marchand Melançon LLP

The Ontario courts have recently endeavoured to clarify the outer limits of the parameters within which a franchisee may exercise its right to rescind a franchise agreement. A long-awaited Ontario Court of Appeal decision sends a clear message to the lower courts that a franchisee's right to rescission is an exceptional measure that should not be granted lightly, and that the terms and conditions negotiated between a franchisor and its franchisee cannot be ignored.

Authors: Bruno Floriani, Marissa Carnevale
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