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    Province aims to stop scalper bots

    Tuesday, 28 February 2017 11:37

    Written by JAZZ.FM91 staff

    The province of Ontario is aiming to stop "scalper bots" by encouraging the public to complete an online survey.

    The government announced the 10-minute questionnaire will focus on areas, including access to tickets, affordability, transparency and enforcement, with the hopes of introducing new measures in the spring.

     '"Ontario is home some of the best artists, performers and athletes in the world," said Attorney General Yasir Naqvi in a press conference in Toronto.

    “We’re going to change the rules so that fans in Ontario will have a real fair shot at getting the tickets they want while making sure ticket prices are affordable and transparent,” he continued.

    The government says it's consulted with figures in the music industry, ticket sellers, and are now turning to the fans for more information before it finalizes legislation.

    "Your feedback will be used by the Ministry of the Attorney General to update current legislation and develop new rules to better protect consumers and give everyone in Ontario a fair shot at buying event tickets," reads the website.

    Online consultation runs until March 15 at www.ontario.ca/tickets.



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