First Readings Bill 15–The Franchises Act

Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Minister of Justice (Mr. Swan), that Bill 15, The Franchises Act; Loi sur les franchises, now be read a first time.

ManitobaCoatofArms.jpg

Legislative Assembly of Manitoba
April 6, 2010

First Readings Bill 15–The Franchises Act
4th Session - 39th Legislature, Vol. 22
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Introduction of Bills

Bill 15–The Franchises Act

Hon. Peter Bjornson (Minister of Entre­preneurship, Training and Trade): Mr. Speaker, I move, seconded by the Minister of Justice (Mr. Swan), that Bill 15, The Franchises Act; Loi sur les franchises, now be read a first time.

Mr. Speaker: It's been moved by the honourable Minister of Entrepreneurship, Training and Trade, seconded by the honourable Attorney General, that Bill 15, The Franchises Act, be now read a first time.

Mr. Bjornson: I am pleased to introduce The Franchises Act. This bill will ensure that potential franchisees have access to adequate information before making an investment decision in a franchised business and will increase protection from unfair treatment for all parties. The proposed legislation will also give franchisees the right to associate with other franchisees without penalty, and the Manitoba Law Reform Commission recommended that Manitoba adopt franchise legislation.

This bill is consistent with legislation in other provinces and is based on a Uniform Law Conference of Canada model act. Thank you, Mr. Speaker.

Mr. Speaker: Is it the pleasure of the House to adopt the motion? [Agreed]

http://www.gov.mb.ca/legislature/hansard/4th-39th/vol_22/h22.html


Brought to you by WikidFranchise.org

Risks: Canada, 20100406 The Franchises

Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License