Québec Court of Appeal Upholds Finding of Franchisor’s Obligation to Maintain Brand Strength
In a highly anticipated decision released on April 15, 2015, the Québec Court of Appeal upheld the controversial decision of Justice Tingley of the Québec Superior Court that the Dunkin’ Donuts franchisor in Québec breached its franchise agreements with its Québec franchisees by failing to adequately support them in the face of the “Tim Hortons phenomenon.”
New CSA Amendments Streamline Disclosure for Venture Issuers
On April 9, 2015, the Canadian Securities Administrators published amendments intended to streamline the continuous disclosure requirements for venture issuers by improving the quality of the information and reducing the burden of preparation. This Update outlines the key amendments, which come into force on June 30, 2015.
Updated Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry
The long-awaited update to the Code of Conduct for the Credit and Debit Card Industry was released earlier today by the federal government. The updated Code will have implications for all participants in the credit and debit card industry – payment networks, card issuers, acquirers and merchants.
The New Normal of Carbon Pricing: Ontario to Unveil a Cap-and-Trade System in an Effort to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions
With the recent announcement by the Ontario Government that the province will unveil a cap-and-trade system linked to other jurisdictions including Québec and California, businesses in Ontario have been given notice that carbon pricing in Ontario will be the new normal.
OECD Discussion Draft Considers Controlled Foreign Corporation Rules
On April 3, 2015, the OECD released a discussion draft on Strengthening Controlled Foreign Corporation (CFC) Rules that stresses the importance of CFC rules in countering base erosion and profit shifting, and makes several draft recommendations regarding the design of domestic CFC rules.
Franchise Law Review
The latest issue of our Franchise Law Review looks at some of the most noteworthy court decisions and legislative developments impacting Canadian franchisors today. Topics range from consumer protection and contractual interpretation to duty of disclosure and social media risks.
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