After 10 years, the Ontario Wishart Act is getting a little tweaking

November 14, 2010

Bill 102 is important.

But what’s revolutionary is the way the Ontario courts are back-filling the Wishart Act with real umph.

This judge-made or case law is designed to modify franchisor behavior.

A $50,000 appeal award upheld for mental distress in a low-rent coffee joint?

I understand this is the 1st time a breach of good faith and fair dealing provision has triggered $ on its own. And it was accomplished by a non-“franchise bar” attorney in Ottawa, too.

I wonder…

Queen’s Park, Toronto Ontario Canada: Home of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario

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