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Published on: 1 Jan 2019 By

If it looks like a franchise, it’s a franchise

By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com In another decision in the line of “accidental franchisor” cases, Justice Mary E. Vallee, of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, granted summary judgment on the basis of non-disclosure to plaintiffs who purchased the rights to operate an alcohol deliv…

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Published on: 9 Nov 2018 By

Everything is electronic: Implementing electronic delivery of franchise disclosure documents and electronic execution of documents

Everything is electronic. It certainly feels that way. Even in areas that are slow to adopt change, digital is taking over. While many franchise systems are on the cutting edge of technology in their offerings and their methods of conducting business with clients, the processes of selling fr…

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Published on: 21 Sep 2018 By

Cannabis Retail in Ontario: Franchising as a Business Model

Cannabis Retail in Ontario  In the wake of federal plans to legalize recreational cannabis use,[1] the Western Provinces announced licensing schemes for private sale. A number of cannabis companies, such as Canndara, Spiritleaf, and Starbuds, began the process of organizing franchise systems…

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Published on: 31 Aug 2018 By

Franchise rescission no relief from loan obligations

Last week, Perell J. granted summary judgment to the Royal Bank of Canada (“RBC”) for indebtedness owed by Everest Group Inc. (“Everest”), a franchisee which had sought to rescind its franchise agreement.[1] Perell J. refused to require the bank to forebear exercising its rights until the fr…

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Published on: 15 Mar 2018 By

So You’re Interested in Buying a Franchise. What Next?

Buying a Franchise There are many reasons to buy a franchise. Whether you’re attracted to the prospect of running your own business, the support that being a part a franchise system offers, owning a business that already has an established presence and reputation, the higher rate of success …

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Published on: 21 Feb 2018 By

Is Your Franchise Disclosure Document Up to Date?

What is a Franchise Disclosure Document? Franchise legislation in Canada (BC, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, New Brunswick and PEI) requires that franchisors offering franchises for sale in those provinces provide prospects with a franchise disclosure document (“FDD”) prior to selling a franchi…

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Published on: 2 Feb 2018 By

A ‘dose of pragmatism’ from Court of Appeal

By Peter Dillon for AdvocateDaily.com Ontario’s Court of Appeal released its much-anticipated decision in this case on Jan. 25, 2018. I say much-anticipated because the summary judgement decision of Justice Wendy M. Matheson of the Superior Court of Justice had thrown the proverbial wrench i…

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Published on: 11 Jan 2018 By

‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion’

Siskinds franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was featured in AdvocateDaily.com for his article in the Franchise Law Journal. See the full article below. ‘Canada: it’s like watching a car crash in slow motion:’ Dillon By AdvocateDaily.com Staff While franchising provides an effective way to distrib…

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Published on: 15 Dec 2017 By ,

Peter Dillon Featured in Franchise Law Journal – Canada’s Developing Franchise Jurisprudence

The Franchise Law Journal is a respected collection of franchising news, published seasonally by the American Bar Association. Franchise lawyer Peter Dillon was recently featured in the winter 2017 edition for his article Canada: It’s Like Watching A Car Crash in Slow Motion. With homage to …

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