Hansard does not record standing ovations.

November 6, 2011

For what it’s worth…

The Acting Speaker (Mr. Jim Wilson): Pursuant to standing order 98, the honourable member has 12 minutes for her presentation.

HELENA JACZEK, MPP

Ms. Helena Jaczek: At the outset I would like to make sure that everyone knows that this bill, Bill 102, An Act to amend the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000, is co-sponsored by my colleague from Parkdale–High Park and my colleague from Parry Sound–Muskoka. I think that this type of collaboration is something our constituents expect of us. We know that in our ridings many people did not actually vote for us or our party and it is our duty to represent them in this House wherever we can. It has been certainly an interesting and very satisfying experience to work with my two colleagues on this particular bill.

I’d also like to recognize in the west members’ gallery some supporters of the bill: Les Stewart, the founder of the Canadian Alliance of Franchise Operators, and Detective Fred Kerr, the corporate fraud manager for York Regional Police’s major fraud unit.

The Legislative Assembly of Ontario
Toronto, Canada
September 23, 2010


Ontario franchisees: 9 months to our most important provincial election ever

January 7, 2011

Best chance ever to protect franchise families.

If you won’t act to support pro-franchisee MPP candidates in 2011,  Why the hell should they give you what you want in the face of the demands to the contrary by Big Auto, Grocery and Oil, their fat cat lawyers and the Canadian Franchise Association?

You, your spouse and your family want:

To Do:

  1. Call your current MPPs constituency office (see here, postal code lookup) and ask for a 10 minute interview. Insist, take your spouse and follow-up in writing.
  2. Offer to and then donate as a sign of goodwill to (a) your home riding and (b) the Bill 102’s co-sponsors: Jaczek, DiNovo & Miller (time preferably but $ only if lazy).
  3. Handwrite a note to each party leader’s riding office: McGuinty, Hudak & Horwath.

Stand up because the backroom weasels have been all over Queen’s Park saying that your family doesn’t deserve what little protection that the Wishart Act gives you now.

Need a vehicle, a Tims or a Big Mac this year?

  • Ask your local franchisee if he’s going to continue to sit on his hands this time out or will he stand up on his 2 legs with you?

People sacrificed for these democratic rights.

For selfish reasons alone, use them or lose them.


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