Key part of anti-scalping law shelved

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The new Ontario government has without much fanfare shelved a key part of a controversial anti-scalping law that would have capped prices ticket scalpers can charge to fans of live music and sports.

Premier Doug Ford’s office confirmed his government is suspending a portion of the law, introduced by the Liberals, that would have outlawed resale of tickets at markups of more than 50 per cent above face value, which was set to take effect July 1.

According to a news report, thousands of pricey tickets are being sold by scalpers on websites for high-demand events such as Elton John, Taylor Swift and Radiohead.

Scalping is a global problem and no country has been able to get a handle on it to date. -CINEWS

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