The provincial government of Ontario is now consulting the public in regards to ticket bots.
“Ticket bots” enable companies and individuals to purchase large numbers of tickets to popular events almost instantaneously, requiring many regular consumers to pay significant more to see their favourite team, musical act or theatrical performance, as seen on CBC’s Marketplace.
Ontario music retailer Sunrise Records is planning on expanding into several former HMV locations through-out Canada this spring.
This chain’s nine stores are currently located in the province of Ontario and the company has been negotiating to take over 70 former HMV locations according to the Globe and Mail.
Unfortunately this will not include the flagship store at the corner of Yonge and Dundas in Toronto and several key street level locations in Canada. But the retailer is hoping to become profitable in 2018 regardless of their inability to secure these locations.