Marie Bountrogianni, MPP Press Release

Bountrogianni stated, “that although the government is aware that the majority of franchise problems occur after signing the contract, this government deliberately chose to disregard advice to include fair commercial standards, leaving franchisees vulnerable when it came to the performance, transfer, renewal and termination of franchise agreements”.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
October 31, 2001

Press Release

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Marie Bountrogianni, MPP Hamilton Mountain
Liberal Critic for Colleges & Universities

October 24, 2001

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Franchise Law fails to Protect Ontario Franchisees

Queens Park – Hamilton Mountain MPP, Marie Bountrogianni, raised concern that 40,000 Ontario Franchisees are vulnerable to the arbitrary termination of their contracts. Highlighting the case of a Hamilton Mountain business, Bountrogianni called on the Minister of Consumer and Business Services to makes changes to the Arthur Wishart (Franchise) Act that would include greater protection against the expropriation of business without due notice or compensation.

Bountrogianni stated, “that although the government is aware that the majority of franchise problems occur after signing the contract, this government deliberately chose to disregard advice to include fair commercial standards, leaving franchisees vulnerable when it came to the performance, transfer, renewal and termination of franchise agreements”. Bountrogianni went on to say, “it is time for the government to take the next step and level the playing field in franchise agreements.

For more information, please contact.

Marie Bountrogianni, MPP
Hamilton Mountain

416-325-7161
905-541-3105

Queen’s Park Office: Room 184-185, Legislative Building, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario M7A 1A4
Tel: (416) 325-7161 Fax: (416) 325-7192 E-mail: gro.alo.altno|PPM-innaigortnuoB_eiraM#gro.alo.altno|PPM-innaigortnuoB_eiraM


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