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
Fan “Tragically Hip” Complaint Illustrates Supply/Demand Woes
In June of 2016, ticket sale madness ensued when popular Canadian rock band The Tragically Hip announced what would possibly be their last ever tour alongside the grim news that lead singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. Due to these dire circumstances, fans were left... 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