ALERT: ERG National Research
We have been receiving complaints from the public regarding a company called ERG National Research that has been sending out a text message (SMS) asking which federal party you would vote for in the next federal election. Those who respond are then asked to provide their postal code.
ERG National Research is NOT a member of CRIC (and should not be confused with Environics Research, a CRIC member in good standing). The messages they are sending are not in compliance with CRIC Standards. They do not indicate the purpose for asking these questions and they do not provide a way to contact them with questions or concerns. CRIC members are required to specify the purpose of their research and to register their research with the CRIC Research Verification Service.
Should you have a complaint against ERG National Research, we encourage you to file it with the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
To learn more about how you can identify legitimate research from CRIC member companies, we encourage you view the CRIC Pledge to Canadians.