February 1, 2017

Franchises Act Coming Into Force on 1 February 2017

The Franchises Act, an important piece of commercial legislation that is highly supportive of small business and entrepreneurship in the province, is in force as of 1 February 2017.  Passage of the Franchises Act in 2015 followed quickly after the issuance of the BCLI Report on a Franchise Act for British Read more…

October 4, 2016

New BC Franchises Act and regulations in force on 1 February 2017

The Franchises Act and regulations will come into force on 1 February 2017, according to an announcement today by the Ministry of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction .  The Act was passed in 2015 following a BCLI report that recommended BC enact franchise legislation similar to that already in Read more…

October 20, 2015

New BC Franchises Act Implements BCLI Recommendations

Today the B.C. Legislative Assembly passed the Franchises Act (Bill 38), broadly supported on both Government and Opposition sides.  When brought into force, the Franchises Act will implement nearly all of the recommendations in the 2014 Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia by the British Columbia Law Institute Read more…

March 31, 2014

BCLI issues Report on a Franchise Act for BC

31 March 2014—The British Columbia Law Institute recommends that British Columbia become the sixth province to enact franchise legislation. BCLI issued its Report on a Franchise Act for British Columbia today. The report analyzes franchise legislation in force in Canada, the U.S., and elsewhere, and contains a detailed legislative proposal with Read more…

April 2, 2013

BCLI issues Consultation Paper on a BC Franchise Act

The British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) is proposing franchise legislation for British Columbia.

BCLI has issued the Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act for British Columbia to obtain input from franchisors, franchisees, business and consumer organizations and the general public on the proposed legislation to govern franchising, which would resemble legislation already in force in five other provinces.