The public hearings that led to the Ontario Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 started on March 6, 2000.
- The first expert witness was Ms. Susan Kezios from the American Franchisee Association (her testimony, above to right).
- Mr. John Sotos was the next of the five expert witness (40 in total :: 4 days :: 4 cities) was a Toronto attorney called (his full testimony, left).
Mr. Tony Martin, a politician from Sault Ste. Marie asked Mr. Sotos a question:
Mr Martin: Would it be better to have no legislation than to put a piece of legislation in that gives people a false sense of security, given some of the statistics?
Mr Sotos: That obviously is a no-brainer. The purpose of legislation is remedial, it’s to correct a problem. If the legislation doesn’t achieve that, then I think it’s misplaced.
“That obviously is a no-brainer.”
- summum ius summa iniuria – The more law, the less justice