Changes are coming to the Arthur Wishart Act, which is the legislation that governs franchising in Ontario.
The Ontario government recently introduced Bill 154, Cutting Unnecessary Red Tape Act, 2017 1. The bill proposes changes to a number of acts, including the Arthur Wishart Act. The changes being proposed to the Ontario franchise legislation have important consequences for both franchisors and franchisees.
Below are some of the ways in which Bill 154 will change Ontario’s franchise legislation.