Concert fans doubtful about latest Liberal promise: Statement by Wayne Gates, NDP Consumer Services Critic

Wayne Gates, Ontario NDP Consumer Services Critic, and MPP for Niagara Falls, issued the following statement.

“Kathleen Wynne and her Liberal government put their friends first, and fans last,  when they changed the Ticket Speculation Act back in 2015. Since then Ontarians have had to fight a losing battle for concert tickets against ‘scalper bots’ and online re-sellers who jack up the price way above the face value of a ticket.

With this morning’s announcement the Liberals are trying to take credit for fixing a problem they created in the first place. New Democrats will closely review this proposed legislation and make sure that fans don’t get left behind again by this Liberal government. 

I don’t blame Ontarians who’ve missed out on their favourite shows over the last two years for being skeptical about this latest Liberal promise.”