We all know the infuriating experience of going to buy concert tickets only to find out that they’ve been scooped up by “software bots” within minutes of going on sale.

*Think back to The Tragically Hip’s farewell tour*

Now the BC government wants your input on how to address the issue of ticket scalping in the province and has launched a survey to gather public opinion.

British Columbia’s Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General, Mike Farnworth, has announced that government intends to regulate how tickets for live events are bought and sold, to make it fairer for British Columbians.

The questionnaire is open until March 27th, 2018 with the intent of creating a report of the findings by this summer, and legislation by the fall.

Other provinces, such as Quebec, Alberta and Ontario have already introduced rules around ticket scalping.


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