Canada Antitrust Officials Probe Ticketmaster Resales

Law360, New York (March 4, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Weeks after rock star Bruce Springsteen publicly blasted Ticketmaster Entertainment Inc., top Canadian authorities say they are investigating whether the company artificially inflated ticket prices by reselling through its TicketsNow subsidiary.

Industry Minister Tony Clement on Wednesday told the Canadian House of Commons that he had referred the matter to the country's Competition Bureau.

"I can assure the House, of course, the government won't stand idly by when there's potential that the companies are engaged in uncompetitive practices that are hurting consumers," said Clement, who added...
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