Global National: May 23, 2024 | US sues Ticketmaster owner Live Nation over “monopoly”


The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and 30 American states are suing Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, accusing it of illegally suppressing its competition. Eric Sorensen looks at the DOJ’s argument, Live Nation’s response, what it might mean for Canada and how this legal battle could reshape the lucrative live entertainment industry.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is forecasting an “extraordinary” hurricane season, warning not only will there be more hurricanes than ever, but that they will be unusually intense. Jackson Proskow looks at how people with property along the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast may pay the price this season, in more ways than one.

French President Emmanuel Macron says he will not force through controversial electoral reforms that sparked deadly riots in New Caledonia. As Mike Armstrong explains, Macron made the announcement during a surprise visit to the French territory, as he tries to restore calm to a region overwhelmed by unrest.

The federal government is reversing a law on citizenship rights. Since 2009, Canadian parents who were born abroad could not pass down their citizenship, unless their child was born in Canada. Mackenzie Gray explains the changes, who qualifies and what it means for Canadian parents who had children outside the country in the past 15 years.

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has officially announced its first expansion franchise in Canada, with Toronto set to join the league in 2026. Mike Drolet looks at the excitement for Canada’s newest pro sports team and how other Canadian cities will also get a chance to watch Toronto’s games in-person.

Plus, the Edmonton Oilers are the last Canadian team with a shot at winning the Stanley Cup this season, but are they really Canada’s team? Heather Yourex-West looks at the state of the Oilers bandwagon in Calgary and Vancouver.

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