It’s only fair to both sides and will stop the continuing carnage.
Independent franchisee associations, IndFA and their consultants should be treated as if they were individuals within a franchise agreement.
- Franchisors’ corporations get to accumulate over decades information, expertise and capital.
- Franchisees should have the same advantages by building their own IndFA and contracting with a consulting firm that specializes in leadership development, conflict resolution and system reform.
Dr. Gillian Hadfield: Amend the Bill to include mechanisms for low cost enforcement of the rights and obligations. Mechanism could include permitting franchise association/class standing in civil litigation; dispute resolution mechanisms including mediation that would operate outside the civil litigation system. SUMMARY OF RECOMMENDATIONS, BILL 33 – Franchise Disclosure Act, 1999, Legislative Assembly of Ontario, Canada, March 31, 2000
— Justice, Plaster model created by Walter Allward between 1925 and 1930 and used by stonemasons in the construction of the Vimy Memorial in France. The figure of Justice leans her forehead against a sword hilt.