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Ticketmaster Draws Scrutiny From Competition Bureau

The federal Competition Bureau is expanding its investigation into Ticketmaster to include the company’s secret scalping program revealed in a Toronto Star/CBC undercover investigation.

Ticketmaster Draws Scrutiny From Competition Bureau

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The federal Competition Bureau is expanding its investigation into Ticketmaster to include the company’s secret scalping program revealed in a Toronto Star/CBC undercover investigation — amid new calls for accountability from politicians, music and sports fans across the continent.


Meanwhile, a Toronto law firm has launched a $250-million class action suit against Ticketmaster Canada, alleging the company’s practices engaged in “false or misleading misrepresentations” that violate the Competition Act.

Robert Cribb and Marco Chown Oved report in detail on the scandal that is becoming more cumbersome by the day for the ticketing giant. The investigative team’s story can be read in full on The Star web page here.

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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla
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DIVINE (L) and Karan Aujla

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Karan Aujla & DIVINE Debut in Top 25 on Billboard Canadian Albums Chart

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE land the No. 22 spot on this week's Canadian Albums chart with their new collaborative release, 'Street Dreams.' On the Canadian Hot 100, Beyoncé's "Texas Hold 'Em" ascends to No. 1, while Canadian pop artist Preston Pablo makes a debut.

B.C.-based Punjabi artist Karan Aujla and Indian rapper DIVINE are making moves together on Billboard's Canadian Albums chart this week, with their collaborative project, Street Dreams, debuting in the No. 22 spot.

The seven-track album, released Feb. 16, blends harder hip-hop and smooth R&B pop, the latter shining through especially on the Jonita Gandhi-assisted "Yaad." It's not Aujla's highest spot on the Albums chart — he reached No. 5 in 2023 with Making Memories, his collaboration with Canadian Punjabi artist Ikky — but it gives him some momentum going into his upcoming performance at the Juno Awards on Mar. 24, where he's nominated for TikTok Juno fan choice and breakthrough artist.

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