Franchise Legislation

If you’re a franchisor operating in or expanding to Canada, you need to be familiar with provincial franchise legislation or your business and reputation could be at risk.

To help our members stay current on the latest laws and legislative developments in each province, the CFA has compiled all provincial franchise legislation, regulations, and consultation papers in one convenient portal that includes a detailed comparative chart to help you understand how the laws vary from province to province. Please note that external links to legislation and regulations are to government websites.

Don’t put your business at risk – get up to speed on Canada’s franchise laws now.

Franchise Legislation Links

Comparative Chart of Franchise Legislation in Canada Locked for CFA Members

Analysis of ULCC Model Franchises Act Locked for CFA Members

Analysis of ULCC Model Franchises Act Regulations Locked for CFA Members

ALBERTA
Alberta Franchise Act
Alberta Franchises Regulation
Franchises Act Exemption Regulation

BRITISH COLUMBIA
British Columbia Franchises Act Regulations Locked for CFA Members
British Columbia Franchises Act
British Columbia Law Institute (BCLI) Franchise Act Project
CFA response to BCLI consultation paper Locked for CFA Members
CFA response to BC Government regarding potential franchise legislation (dated January 28, 2015) Locked for CFA Members

ONTARIO
CFA's Response to BLAC (dated May 4 2018) Locked for CFA Members
Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000
Ontario Franchise Disclosure Regulations
Bill 102 – An Act to Amend the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000
Letter to Ontario MPPs regarding Bill 102 (dated Sept 21, 2010) Locked for CFA Members
Business Law Advisory Council Fall 2016 Report on Business Law Reforms Locked for CFA Members
CFA’s Submission to Business Law Advisory Council on Ontario Business Law Reforms Locked for CFA Members

MANITOBA
Manitoba Franchises Act (Bill 15)
Amendments Adopted at Report Stage Locked for CFA Members
Manitoba Franchises Act (Bill 15) Regulations
Manitoba Government Media Release on Manitoba Franchises Act

Manitoba Law Reform Consultation Paper on Franchise Law
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CFA Response to Consultation Paper Locked for CFA Members
Public Consultation on Manitoba Franchises Act Regulation
CFA Response Letter to Draft Manitoba Franchises Act Regulations Locked for CFA Members

NEW BRUNSWICK
New Brunswick Franchises Act
New Brunswick Disclosure Document Regulation – Franchises Act
New Brunswick Mediation Regulation – Franchises Act
Consultation Paper on Regulations under the Franchises Act, April 2009
CFA Response to Consultation Paper Locked for CFA Members
CFA Supplementary Response – August 20, 2009 Locked for CFA Members

P.E.I.
Franchises Act
Franchise Act Regulations

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