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Proposed legislation would hold ticket-sellers responsible for weeding out bots.
Madeleine Meilleur denies the province is to blame for scrapping a law that prevented primary sellers like Ticketmaster from owning resale sites like StubHub.
This week I was trying to get a ticket for the newly reunited British shoegaze band Ride's Toronto date. The pre-sale seats went in a flash and two days before the actual general sale to the public, there were $35 face value tickets up on StubHub with prices set at over $2000. Those are mark up dollars that the band won't see any of. They're mark up dollars that won't go back into the music industry.