On April 2, 2013, the British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI)
issued a Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act for British
Columbia to examine whether British Columbia should enact
legislation to regulate franchising. If enacted, British Columbia
would be the 6th province in Canada with franchise
A full copy of the Consultation Paper, and BCLI's tentative
recommendations, can be found at:
BCLI is seeking feedback to its recommendations from
franchisors, franchisees, business and consumer organizations and
the general public. Interested parties have until September
30, 2013 to respond to the recommendations.
Leonard H. Polsky, a member of Gowlings' Franchise and
Distribution Law National Practice Group, was consulted by BCLI in
the preparation of the Consultation Paper on a Franchise Act
for British Columbia.
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