Ontario Scraps Ticket Resale Price Caps, Adds Transparency Requirements
The conservative government in Ontario has scrapped a proposed price cap on ticket resale in the province, officially killing the provision of the Ticket Sales Act it had put on pause upon its election last summer. The government said in its new budget that the price cap – proposed... Read more
Ontario Resale Price Cap Put On Hold by New Government
The newly elected Progressive Conservative government in Ontario put a last-minute halt on the implementation of key provisions of the updates to ticketing law in the province passed last year by the liberal leadership in power at the time. The cap, which would have kicked in at 50% above... Read more
Critics Call Upcoming Ontario Resale Law Changes “Toothless”
With less than two months before new laws related to ticket resale in Ontario go into effect, industry leaders on both the primary and secondary ticketing side are pulling no punches on their assessment of the potential impact the changes will have on the landscape in the Canadian province.... Read more
StubHub Responds to Ontario’s New Ticket Resale Law
After months of back-and-forth between Canadian lawmakers and ticket industry leaders, The Candian Press announced today that Ontario passed the Ticket Sales Act. The new law makes it illegal to use bot software or knowingly resell tickets purchased via bot software, bans tickets from being resold at more than... Read more
Ontario Abandons Ticketing Transparency Under Industry Pressure
In a stunning shift, Ontario legislators removed a key consumer protection measure from its updates to ticketing laws in the Canadian province. According to The Globe and Mail, Liberal leadership in the province plans to introduce an amendment to remove a transparency provision that would remove requirements for ticket... Read more
Opinion: Legislation Against Resale Causes More Problems Than It Solves
by Marni Soupcoff This post originally appeared on CBC.ca’s opinion section. In a recent interview with the Toronto Star, Ontario New Democrat MPP Jennifer French articulated the attitude that spawned new Ontario anti-resale legislation banning ticket bots: “Ontarians want fair and affordable access to entertainment,” she said, “so the... Read more
BC Government Talks Ticket Legislation
Following in the footsteps of their east coast counterpart, the British Columbia government has announced they will look into reforming legislation around event ticket sales after a Pink show in Vancouver sold out in minutes and angered BC fans. After months of promises to look into ticket laws by... Read more
Ontario Announces Consumer Protection Bill with New Ticket Sale Rules
After the outcry from fans who could not score tickets to last year’s The Tragically Hip (possibly) farewell tour, Ontario government promised to look into reforming ticket resale legislation. Today, Ontario announced they will move forward with plans to reform, and grouped ticket resale in with a number of... Read more
Ontario AG Naqvi Floats New Rules to Battle Scalping, Bots
After announcing late last week that a survey indicated broad support for reforms in the ticket industry, Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi proposed legislation that would outlaw the use of “bots” on Monday, but offered little detail as to the specifics of the legislation. According to a story by... Read more
Ontario to Examine Ticket Sale Reforms, Bot Ban
After a period of public comment found widespread support for more transparent sales and a ban against automated ticket purchasing “Bots,” Ontario will be examining reforms to ticket selling legislation, according to The Canadian Press. Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi sought public feedback on the ticketing world, due in... Read more