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The Ontario Labour Relations Board: Canada Bread Franchisees Can Unionize

Dixie Ho

Published December 1, 2017

On September 14, 2017, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (the “OLRB”) rendered its decision in the hearing of International Brotherhood of Teamsters v. Canada Bread Company Limited (“Canada Bread”) in which certain Canada Bread franchisees were found to be “dependent contractors” as defined in the Labour Relations Act (“LRA”) and therefore employees of Canada Bread capable of certification. 

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