Are franchisors frequently contemptuous of fundamental human rights?

Does bullying happen in franchising?

Yes.

Does the law recognize it as being illegal?

Yes.

Is the Right to Associate a basic human right as far as the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (Section 2) is concerned.

Yes.

How about Canadian provincial law?

Yes: Ontario, Alberta and PEI.

Ontario Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000

Right to Associate

4.(1) A franchisee may associate with other franchisees and may form or join an organization of franchisees.

Franchisor may not prohibit association
(2) A franchisor and a franchisor’s associate shall not interfere with, prohibit or restrict, by contract or otherwise, a franchisee from forming or joining an organization of franchisees or from associating with other franchisees.

Same

(3) A franchisor and franchisor’s associate shall not, directly or indirectly, penalize, attempt to penalize or threaten to penalize a franchisee for exercising any right under this section.

Provisions void
(4) Any provision in a franchise agreement or other agreement relating to a franchise which purports to interfere with, prohibit or restrict a franchisee from exercising any right under this section is void.

A bully is a bully is a bully.

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