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OC 215/2011 - The Ticket Sales Regulations (Minister of Justice and Attorney General)
Description:

Title: The Ticket Sales Regulations

Minister: Minister of Justice and Attorney General

Summary: The day on which Section 1 of The Ticket Sales Act comes into force, these regulations (RRS T-13.1 Reg 1) will:

  • define “packaged tour” and exempt tour operators who offer packaged tours from the prohibition against reselling tickets until 48 hours after they go on sale to the public, and from the requirement to have tickets in their physical possession before purporting to sell them;
  • define “paperless ticket” to mean the identification required by an event centre for an event that gives the right to enter the event centre for the event without presenting a printed ticket;
  • define “event” for the purposes of the Act to mean a live musical, dramatic or sporting event;
  • establish Casino Regina, Casino Moose Jaw, Credit Union Centre, Evraz Place, Mosaic Stadium, the Saskatchewan Centre of the Arts and TCU Place as the venues to which the Act will apply;
  • define “ticket exchange” and exempt legitimate tickets exchanges from the prohibition against primary sellers having links to secondary sellers on their websites and in advertising;
  • exempt the Saskatchewan Roughriders Football Club, Inc. from the operation of any part of the Act with respect to its football operations;
  • exempt ticket allocation for any Grey Cup game held in Saskatchewan from the provisions of the legislation;
  • exempt national and international sporting and music events from the operation of the Act;
  • for the purposes of subsection 6(3) of the Act, define the “geographical area” to be “Canada” for live sporting events and “Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta, North Dakota and Montana” for live musical and dramatic events;
  • for the purposes of subsection 6(3) of the Act, prohibit ticket sales to residents outside the geographical area for the first hour after the tickets go on sale to the public, unless the purchaser agrees to call for the tickets at the event venue or another location in Saskatchewan, or unless the tickets are “paperless” tickets; and
  • provide that ticket sellers who use reasonable means to determine the residence of the purchaser are not liable for a breach.

See: The Ticket Sales Act, section 13





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