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When tickets to the Rolling Stones, AC/DC and even the Elton John concerts went on sale, they were gone in a matter of minutes. Moments later, many of them were popping up on resale sites at inflated prices. The news had many music fans upset and they were calling for the provincial government to step in and do something about it.

This week, new legislation was introduced by the Government of Saskatchewan aiming to make sure that doesn't happen anymore. The Ticket Sales Act would prohibit a primary ticket seller, like TicketMaster, from engaging in resale unless in abides by a set of rules that the government is currently developing according to Justice Minister Don Morgan.

"The way it had been in the past, people would use the electronic box where you would read the curvy writing on the web site and then they would buy tickets in large numbers and then resale the at an inflated price. This should limit a lot of those types of people from participating in the resale market."

If the legislation is passed individuals could face a fine of $5,000 for the first offence... it would be $100,000 for a corporation.