BC Government to clamp down on ticket scalpers

The B.C. government is moving to clamp down on high-priced ticket scalping to make live-event tickets more affordable for British Columbians.

Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says, "live events should be an enjoyable experience for British Columbians, not a windfall for scalpers.

Government will begin by conducting a three-week survey on British Columbians' experiences with ticket buying, reselling, and buying from resellers. That information will be used to develop recommendations for improving affordability, fairness and transparency.

The survey is aimed at people in B.C. who buy tickets for live events, and those who sometimes resell their tickets, to ensure that changes will improve fairness and transparency in how tickets for live events are bought and sold.

The survey is open to residents of British Columbia and can be taken here: www.engage.gov.bc.ca/ticketbuying

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