The original reason for foreign corporation laws is lost; their conceptual foundation is largely discredited, and, at most, the present utility of this expanding and complex scheme is minimal. In the face of these conditions the author turned to a search for alternatives and found in the "mutual exemption" statutes of Quebec and Ontario significant steps toward foreign corporation law reform. In the following article the author investigates, with the aid of information obtained through personal interviews and field study, the success which the two Canadian provinces have achieved with their unique arrangement.

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