Money StubHub fined $1.3M for charging extra fees on event tickets
Ticket fighting company Rooco shuts down, leaving customers angry, wanting refunds
An Alberta traffic service company has abruptly closed its doors, leaving customers hanging.Rooco allows people to pay traffic tickets online and get a 10- to 15-per-cent discount up front. The company charges the client the agreed upon amount, then represents them in traffic court and asks for a reduced fine. Rooco pockets the difference.
StubHub is facing a $1.3-million fine for what the federalcalls "misleading" claims regarding ticket sales.
A Competition Bureau investigation found that the online reselling marketplace advertised "unattainable" prices on its website, on mobile apps and through promotional emails.
The watchdog found that Canadian consumers were unable to buy tickets for concerts and sporting events at the cost advertised on StubHub.
Evraz fined $322,000 for violation that led to worker's injuries
The company, which operates a steelmaking plant in Regina, has been fined $322,000 after pleading guilty to a health and safety violation that resulted in a worker being injured in February 2018.It's the third fine of $100,000 or more that the company has received in the past year.
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Instead, they faced mandatory additional fees as they proceeded with the purchase unless they had specifically turned on a filter to see the full cost.
"Prices advertised online for event tickets should reflect the true cost of buying those tickets," commissioner of competition Matthew Boswell said in a statement.
"The Bureau is committed to challenging false or misleading pricing claims in the digital economy, and reminds all vendors to review their marketing practices.”
Cape Breton cancer patient fed up with parking tickets handed out during chemo
A Cape Breton cancer patient says he's had enough with the parking tickets he's received while getting chemotherapy. Ron MacDonald has kidney and lung cancer. In the last four months, he's received four tickets for parking illegally outside the Cape Breton Cancer Centre, which is at the regional hospital in Sydney."There is no reason for it, it's overkill," said MacDonald.He said he usually parks his vehicle in a no-parking zone close to the cancer centre because he is too weak to walk farther.
The $1.3-million penalty was levied as a result of an agreement between StubHub and the competition watchdog to resolve the issue.
The competition bureau imposed $4.5 million in fines and costs against Ticketmaster in June for similar practices.
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B.C.’s distracted driving law could be adjusted after another ticket tossed out by court .
A judge has sided with a Victoria woman who appealed her fine for having her plugged-in phone sitting on her lap at a red light.The decision handed down in Victoria provincial court Tuesday concerned a Victoria woman who was fined for having her phone sitting on her lap while stopped at a red light in December 2018 in Esquimalt.