This project considered whether there is a need for franchise legislation in British Columbia and, if so, what provisions the legislation should have. An important component of this project is a review of the Uniform Franchises Act to determine if it is appropriate for enactment in British Columbia and what changes would need to be made to the Act and other laws to facilitate its implementation in this province. Adopted by the Uniform Law Conference of Canada in 2005, the Uniform Franchises Act creates a model regulatory regime for the operation of franchises in Canada. Among its key features are provisions dealing with disclosure, the duty of fair dealing, rights to rescission, damages for misrepresentation, and dispute resolution. Currently, several Canadian provinces have enacted franchise legislation. British Columbia has yet to do so.
Below you will find additional, relevant and specific documentation, backgrounders, research, resources, media releases and summaries that have been, or will be incorporated into our final publications and study papers.
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