House Debates, Introduction of Bills, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada

This bill will amend the current legislation to include regulations for fair dealings after the contract is signed.

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Legislative Assembly of Ontario
November 21, 2001

House Debates
Introduction of Bills
Tony Martin, MPP

The Committee of the Whole
2nd session, 37th Parliament
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

INTRODUCTION OF BILLS

ARTHUR WISHART AMENDMENT ACT (FRANCHISE DISCLOSURE), 2001
/LOI DE 2001 MODIFIANT LA LOI ARTHUR WISHART SUR LA DIVULGATION RELATIVE
AUX FRANCHISES

Mr Martin moved first reading of the following bill:

Bill 138, An Act to amend the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000
/ Projet de loi 138, Loi modifiant la Loi Arthur Wishart de 2000 sur la divulgation relative aux franchises.

The Speaker (Hon Gary Carr): Is it the pleasure of the House that the motion carry? Carried.

The member for a short statement?

Mr Tony Martin (Sault Ste Marie): This bill will amend the current legislation to include regulations for fair dealings after the contract is signed. With the enactment of this bill, a franchisor could no longer refuse renewal of a franchise agreement without six months' written notice, fair compensation and the right of the franchisee to pursue a similar business in the same location. It would also protect a franchisee from unilateral termination of the contract before the expiry date without cause and proper written notice. The bill will also set out a fair process for mediation if the two parties cannot come to an agreement on their own.

This document is a verbatim copy of Hansard, the official record of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

To review the original transcript:
http://www.ontla.on.ca/hansard/house_debates/37_parl/Session2/L068A.htm#P165_26106

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