Today, the BC Government introduced the Ticket Sales Act which would prohibit ticket buying software/bots that unfairly buy large quantities of live event tickets for resale at inflated prices, before people can purchase them at face value. The proposed changes will also regulate aspects of how tickets to live cultural, recreational and sporting events are bought and sold in B.C.
For more information, please read Government’s full announcement.
While Consumer Protection BC administers and enforces the Province’s consumer protection laws, Government is responsible for making changes to the law and setting policy.
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Consumer Protection BC is the regulator of a variety of sectors and specific consumer transactions in the province. Our mandate is to license and inspect our regulated businesses, respond to consumer inquiries, investigate alleged violations of consumer protection laws, classify all general release motion pictures and provide information and referrals to consumers.
For more information about our organization, to read recent enforcement actions, and to learn about our inspection and complaint-handling processes, please visit our corporate website at www.consumerprotectionbc.ca. You can also follow us on Twitter @ConsumerProBC, like us on Facebook and read our blog for valuable consumer tips and resources.