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Ontario Government Suspends Price Caps On Secondary Ticketing

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ONTARIO, Canada (CelebrityAccess) The Canadian province of Ontario has removed a part of its anti-scalping law that effectively kept a ceiling price on scalped tickets.

The office of Premier Doug Ford confirmed to the CBC last night that his government is suspending a portion of the law that was introduced by the opposing Liberals party, that capped the markup of resold tickets to 50 percent of face value. The law went into effect July 1 without the provision.

“The previous government attempted to institute a cap on ticket resales with no way to enforce that cap, resulting in less consumer protection,” Ford spokesperson Simon Jeffries said in an email statement to the CBC. “We have paused the implementation of this section until we can review this provision in full to make sure it is in the best interest of Ontarians.”

It was unclear what, if anything, the Ontario government would implement in contrast to curb resale prices.

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