Since 1970, United States federal and state regulations have recognized the distinctive vulnerabilities within the franchisor:franchisee relationship.
The 1,140,000 employees, 76,000 franchisees, and $15.2-billion invested within franchised outlets in Canada deserve to be as protected just as well as our friends to the south.
The Target and potential for Tim Hortons are good examples of the Harper government’s commitment (via immediate Ministerial discretionary powers) in proving the Canadian entrepreneurial class is not useful only as cannon fodder.
Some of the laws that may need updating.
- Hon. James Moore PC MP Port Moody—Westwood—Port Coquitlam
- The Right Honourable Stephen Harper MP PC Calgary Southwest