In Canada, franchising is subject to various federal and specific provincial regulations, however only Alberta, Ontario and Prince Edward Island currently have legislations which control certain aspects of franchising.
These legislations include laws which govern income tax, competitors, labels and packaging, privacy rights, foreign investment and intellectual property. Within the three provinces, local laws are in place to manage sales tax, franchise disclosure, alcohol licenses and class-action. Location-specific laws for franchise owners in Quebec include the Charter of the French Language of Quebec and the Quebec Civil Code.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding any aspects of Franchise Law please don’t hesitate to contact the team at RZCD.