The Canadian Competition Authority levies $1.3 million fine for alleged misleading representations in online sales of event tickets (Stubhub)

Introduction There are no rock bottom bargains on offer at StubHub Canada Ltd as Canadian consumers found out the hard way, falling victim to a possible case of drip pricing. [1] StubHub Canada Ltd is a subsidiary of StubHub Inc, an American exchange and resale ticket company that offers services to buyers and sellers of tickets for concerts, sports matches, theatre shows and other live entertainment events. It is the world's largest ticket marketplac e. (For the purposes of what follows the parties are referred to collectively as StubHub.) An investigation by the Competition Bureau (Bureau), which assists the Commissioner of Competition (Commissioner) in the administration and enforcement of the Competition Act (Act), [2] determined that StubHub’s advertising procedures could

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  • Commonwealth Secretariat (London)

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Gavin Murphy, The Canadian Competition Authority levies $1.3 million fine for alleged misleading representations in online sales of event tickets (Stubhub), 13 February 2020, e-Competitions February 2020, Art. N° 93695

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