Province scalper crackdown

The province is cracking down on ticket scalpers who they say are gouging customers and they want to hear your input.

Mike Farnworth, Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General has announced the government will launch a three-week survey asking residents for feedback on ticket buying, reselling and buying from scalpers.

Farnworth hopes the process will help them craft recommendations aimed at improving affordability, fairness and transparency when it comes to ticket-buying.

“Live events should be an enjoyable experience for British Columbians, not a windfall for scalpers,” Farnworth said in a statement. “The action we’re taking is aimed at protecting people from unscrupulous scalpers and unfair practices that shut average people out from events in B.C.”

The survey is going to ask for specifics like how do customers purchase event tickets, their experiences trying to resell tickets and what changes British Columbians want to see to improve fairness in the buying and selling process.

The survey results will be made public late in the spring.

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