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The Case for Electronic Disclosure (in Ontario)

  • 08 juillet 2013
  • Richard Leblanc

One unanimous criticism of Ontario’s Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 relates to the obsolete methods prescribed for delivery of a disclosure document to a prospective franchisee.

Springdale Pizza: More than 2 for 1…

  • 08 juillet 2013
  • Geoffrey B. Shaw, Jonathan Wansbrough

Should franchisees be able to get something for nothing? One would think not but in the recent decision in 2189205 Ontario Inc. et al. v. Springdale Pizza Depot Ltd. et al., 2013 ONSC 1232, 2013 CarswellOnt 2630 (Springdale Pizza)...

Franchisor or Franchisee: Who is the Employer?

  • 24 avril 2012
  • Nadine Cote

Courts and administrative tribunals are generally sensitive to the vulnerability of employees in employment relationships due to the often unequal bargaining power between employers and most employees.

The Case for Mediation and Arbitration of Franchise Disputes

  • 17 avril 2012
  • Frank Zaid

Franchising has become big business in Canada. According to the Canadian Franchise Association website, franchise businesses account for 40% of all retail sales in Canada and there are over 78,000 franchise units across Canada...

The Importance of Full Disclosure Before Renewal

  • 17 avril 2012
  • Tanya C. Walker, Sarah Deol

In Sirianni et. al. v. Country Style Food Services Inc. et. al., 2012, the Ontario Superior Court discussed the applicability of the disclosure requirements of Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000.

For the Record: Recent Cases, Legislation and Trends

  • 17 avril 2012
  • David Kornhauser

Two recent cases demonstrate the differing results that can follow when claiming damages for breach of the duty of fair dealing in Section 3 of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 compared to claimimg punitive damages.

Limitation Periods and The Rescission Remedy

  • 17 avril 2012
  • Gillian S.G. Scott

In Ontario Inc. v. Philthy McNasty’s (Enterprises) Inc., Justice Whitaker held that the limitation period for a claim of compensatory rescission damages starts to run at the point the franchisee knows the franchisor will not be honouring a claim for damages.