Critical Franchise Issues: Current Rescission, Lease, Employment and Litigation Concerns (Archived Video Stream) 

Apr. 3, 2020

OBA Franchise Law PROGRAM | Original Program Date: April 3, 2020

Our current situation has caused an unprecedented disruption to Canadian franchise businesses. Franchisors and franchisees are scrambling to address a multitude of issues arising from the outbreak and the resulting business closures, including significant legal issues affecting employees, franchisor-franchisee relations, supplier relations, landlord-tenant situations, and customer contracts and interactions. Our expert faculty will help you to navigate these uncharted waters by focusing on:

  • The new regulatory environment involving federal, provincial, and local business closure and travel restrictions
  • Litigation and limitation issues in light of the Ontario court shut down
  • Keys to managing franchise relationships and contractual obligations in light of drastic business environment changes
  • Disclosure obligations and updates
  • Force majeure clauses and their application
  • Changes to employment laws and obligations for both franchisors and franchisees
  • Key landlord and tenant issues
  • What franchisees face in this business environment
  • Insurance coverage issues both for franchisors and franchisees


Adam Ship, McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Andraya Frith, Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP
Caitlin Russell, Cassels, Brock & Blackwell LLP
Sheldon Disenhouse, Dentons Canada LLP
Adrienne Boudreau, Sotos LLP


Cost CBA Member: $50*
Non-Member: $95*

*plus applicable taxes


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