The people of Saskatchewan are being asked for their input on door-to-door salesmen.
This profession, under the Direct Sellers Act, is mainly done over the phone, but there are still over 200 salesmen and women going door-to-door offering product for sale.
Matthew Barton is the communications consultant with the Financial and Consumer Affairs Authority.
He says it is relatively easy to make their voice heard.
“We’re asking people to go to our website http://fcaa.gov.sk.ca/ds-consultations and they can go to the documents published for comment,” Barton says. “They can fill out the form and send it in. There’s a number of issues we’re interested in hearing from the public, and there might be something we haven’t contemplated, and we’d really like to here what people tell us.”
Barton says if someone is approached by a door-to-door salesmen repeatedly, they can ask for licence information and identification.
Some of the key issues the province is seeing input on are, who should be considered a direct seller and what activities should be included in the direct sellers act.