October 06, 2016

TELUS declares war on Canadian workers and taxpayers — and on The Rebel

Ezra LevantRebel Commander

Out of the blue, Telus — the phone and cable company — told their 100,000 Twitter followers that they endorsed Justin Trudeau’s carbon tax.

Think back to when the hated GST was implemented: Imagine a retail company publicly endorsing a tax that costs the average family more than $2,000 a year? That would have been insane, too.

They really can’t have someone that stupid running Telus, can they?

Yes, they can:

A Kim Kardashian wannabe named Andrea Goertz, a senior vice president. They hired her to build up Telus’s social media profile, to make the company look cool.

You see, Telus isn’t really isn’t a Canadian company anymore. It has huge call centres, mostly in third world countries, where they pay workers $250. A month.

That’s what this carbon tax outburst on Twitter was:

Andrea Goertz was virtue-signalling, trying to show that Telus is still connected to Canadians.

But suddenly millions of actual Telus customers, especially in Alberta, saw that tweet and said:

Telus Kardashian is using our $50 a month in cell phone fees to call for the death of our industry? No thanks.

Since our own Holly Nicholas did her video last night calling for Canadians to pledge to cancel their Telus cell phone and cable contracts, close to 10,000 people have signed our pledge at CancelTelus.ca.

So first Telus issued a lame, ironic apology. But then a senior consultant for Telus, Hamoon Ekhtiari, got mad about our petition. (I'll show you what he did...)

But we won’t take it. We’re cancelling our Telus contracts and sending a message to the next would-be Telus:

Don’t even think of kicking the oil patch when it's down, or you’ll be the next boycott target.

NEXT: Alberta MLA Derek Fildebrandt joins me to talk about Telus, and why he's cancelling his contract with them.

THEN: Dr. Ian Lee of the Sprott School of Business talks about the impact the carbon tax will have on the Canadian economy and ordinary citizens.

FINALLY: Your messages to me!

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commented 2016-10-09 21:08:24 -0400
little jimmy i have more than a theory. i have innumerable examples…in that age old battle of wits…no liberal has ever got the better of a lamppost…none …not one ever.. the lamppost is undefeated.
commented 2016-10-09 20:25:21 -0400
Also note that Telus said that it is a founding member of “smart prosperity” (a “think” tank with Preston Manning on the steering committee) which issued a joint statement declaring:
[ http://www.smartprosperity.ca/content/carbon-pricing ]

“We are pleased to hear that Canada will put a price on carbon emissions, as most of the world’s biggest economies are doing. …
… A rising carbon price is critical to put Canada on a path to meet its Paris climate commitments… blah, blah … blah.”

Signing that joint statement along with TELUS was a cabal of virtue signalling corporations, subsidy grubbing green energy companies and radical leftist/environmental organizations including, among others:

The Co-operators
Unilever Canada
WWF Canada
Shell Canada
Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
Sustainable Development Technology Canada
Clean Energy Canada
Broadbent Institute
Loblaw Companies Limited
Pembina Institute

So, along with TELUS, a boycott of Co-op, Shell, Unilever and Loblaws would also be in order.
commented 2016-10-09 15:47:29 -0400
Andrea Goertz, “Senior Vice President and Chief Communications and Sustainability Officer”

Sadly, Telus, like most big corporations these days, is nothing if not politically correct on every front. They all have Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) bureaucracies, they all have “sustainability” plans, they all have a “diversity” strategy, they all believe in the AGW bogeyman, and on and on.

Goertz satisfies most of those pc requirements. CSR, sustainability, diversity (fills the quota for female execs) and AGW. It’s not too surprising that a McKenna-like air-head eco and social justice warrior would blurt out support for fellow air-head Trudeau’s carbon tax.
commented 2016-10-08 13:48:32 -0400
Just got this from Telus in response to my email:

“Dear James,

Thank you for taking the time to reach out to us to express your disappointment with our social media activity regarding carbon pricing.
We take full accountability for our communications and are very sorry that our tweet came across as a political statement. TELUS does not have a partisan position on this issue and in trying to voice our support for the benefits of clean technology and innovation, we misspoke. It was not our intention to support further taxation. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability in all aspects of our business, particularly when it comes to technological innovation, and we support efforts that make the future friendly for all Canadians in the long term.
We value your feedback immensely, and are sharing all customer input with our team so we can learn from customers like you.
We hope you accept our apology and will remain a TELUS customer and allow us to continue to serve you and your community. You have our commitment that if you stay with us, we will continue to do everything we can to earn your trust and patronage day-in and day-out.
I hope that this letter addresses your concerns. If you have any additional questions or would like to further express your views, please feel free to email us at community.affairs@telus.com.
With sincere appreciation for your business
Client Care Support Representative"

I’d say that TELUS must be feeling some heat.
commented 2016-10-08 00:14:11 -0400
Jimmy, your Marxist double speak isn’t working here. Now I simply ask that you put your money where your big mouth is. Simply tell us what the name of your company is, and we will boycott the fucking thing and see if you can stay in business.

What is so fucking hard to understand?

Are you too chicken shit to give it a try? Or are you lying to us that you actually have a business. You said one time that you where in the Canadian film industry, if that’s the case well then you are likely heavily subsidized by my fucking tax money. I know that you will never make money in this business standing on your own, we all know that the Canadian film industry is on par with North Korea and nobody watches that shit. So c’mon big shot, show us what you got, or are you just another liberal bullshit artist.
commented 2016-10-07 20:35:15 -0400
@jimmy Reese…. Nice to see you have continued dumming yourself down to the point where you should only dwell on the cbc. If a significant number of people leave Tim Horton’s that is guaranteed money that no longer is coming in. Multiply that by several years that these customers would be loyal to Tim’s but now choose not to. That will be a LOT of money. Sure Tim’s will survive and possibly grow, but this money is lost. BAD BUSINESS. If I were a shareholder I don’t think I’m happy, and it may fester longer than you think.

In the case of telus, I really hope this singes their ass. Is Goertz on Tide’s payroll or something? No wonder headquarters are in Lotusland as the company has obviously drank the green kool aid…. a large.

Dump Justin
commented 2016-10-07 19:57:20 -0400
Yup. Just dumped Telus in the same shithole I dumped CAW-built cars and trucks into a few years ago when they supported the gun registry.
commented 2016-10-07 17:54:34 -0400

My theory has already been backed up countless times. Yes you can lose business if you are a small business and people have a huge problem with you, but that’s not what we are talking about here.

The Rebel’s crusade against Tim Hortons for example had ZERO impact despite dipshits like you and Deborah swearing off Tim Hortons forever. You have already been replaced many times over with new customers that go there every single day and they continue to make huge profits.
commented 2016-10-07 16:54:14 -0400
I wonder if Jimmy Reece works for Telus… :P
commented 2016-10-07 15:26:13 -0400
So…… you won’t back up your theory, that you can piss off your customers and not lose business?
commented 2016-10-07 15:13:08 -0400

You should get a life and stop waiting on me.

There is also a difference between making up something about a company that isn’t true and a legitimate complaint. I am fine with legitimate complaints, but I am not going to allow you to just make up shit to create a fake backlash.
commented 2016-10-07 14:53:24 -0400
Jimmy, still waiting for you to beta test your theory.
commented 2016-10-07 14:27:04 -0400

You are a complete idiot. Huge companies are constantly pissing people off – like Bell Canada for example, but they are so big and have so many long term customers as well as new customers all the time, that they don’t give a fuck about losing your business.
commented 2016-10-07 14:23:53 -0400

Oh I get the point, but in this specific example and in the case of Tim Hortons, it means less than nothing.

Tim Hortons have not been suffering due to The Rebel.
commented 2016-10-07 14:09:25 -0400
- I almost whish I was still with Telus so I could cancel them again. What a boneheaded move. You might expect a Liberal party cabinet minister to be this stupid (I’m looking at you climate Barbie) but to see a company shoot itself in the foot this way is just weird. BTW, Telus believes this is such an important issue, I look forward to seeing their press releases demanding that China & OPEC & others be held accountable & lower their emissions. LOL, like that will ever happen.
commented 2016-10-07 13:15:31 -0400
JIMMY REECE first of all you sound like a certain troll that has changed his/her name several times because he/her/it gets hammered by the regular posters. So, change your name fast asshole – you are getting hammered.
You do not own a business and probably never did. With your attitude regarding losing customers you would be out of business in a hear beat.
So go to CBC and try jerking them off – they like it. Fucking moron.
commented 2016-10-07 13:12:17 -0400
No response Jimmy?
commented 2016-10-07 12:55:20 -0400
Jimmy – it’s laughable that you don’t get the point. Customers drive business profits. No customers, no business, and no profit! It’s really that simple Jimmy.
commented 2016-10-07 12:42:12 -0400
Jonathan Beaubien,

Rogers sucks. You will find that out. You were better off at Telus.
commented 2016-10-07 12:13:49 -0400
I just suscribed to an account at Rogers. I’ll be dropping off Telus by the end of next week when the transfer is complete. I also made sure it was without a contract. If Rogers gets all political too, then I’ll ditch them too.
commented 2016-10-07 11:53:14 -0400
Deborah Graupner,

Nice dodge there. It’s laughable that you actually think you are hurting Tim Hortons.
commented 2016-10-07 11:43:59 -0400
Jimmy – your leftwing nature is showing through. That being low tolerance for the opinions of others, and no critical thinking skills to debate, and no common sense whatsoever. Just the ability to keep repeating the droning lies of a failed ideology.
commented 2016-10-07 11:38:27 -0400
Put it to the test Jimmy, tell us what your business is, and we’ll start a boycott. Let’s see if it hurts your bottom line. Willing to put your money where your mouth is?
commented 2016-10-07 11:34:41 -0400
Deborah Graupner,

Believe whatever you want – I don’t care. The fact of the matter is that Tim Hortons doesn’t give a fuck about losing your business. They constantly get new customers and the protest that only last a few weeks had zero impact on them. There is no bad reputation. Millions of people go to Tim Hortons constantly.
commented 2016-10-07 11:32:28 -0400
“Mike Krchnak commented 14 hours ago
Andy……your opinion is negligible……at best. Go buy more telus stocks. "

My opinion is just that, an opinion. However, the statistics speak for themselves.

I think I will go buy some more shares shares… miles ahead of you on that, it’s hard to go wrong with telco stocks. Due for a dividend hike, probably to 48 cents a share. On a thousand shares, that’s 480 dollars a quarter or 160/month, with DRIP and continued dividend hikes that will increase by 8-10% a year . Could do worse.
commented 2016-10-07 11:13:15 -0400
Jimmy – I don’t for one second believe that you run a business. If your business gets a bad reputation, your business is doomed, because nobody will touch you. You might as well pull the plug and declare bankruptcy! Just check out what happened to Earl’s after they turned on Canadian farmers. They lost a lot of customers over their stupidity. Customers who won’t go back there no matter what they say because they are no longer trustworthy in their customers eyes.
commented 2016-10-07 10:22:07 -0400

I run a business. Companies that big can afford to lose customers – because they constantly get new customers. You have been replaced by many new customers.

You simply don’t matter at all.
commented 2016-10-07 09:56:28 -0400
Jimmy – you haven’t got a clue about running a business, so I feel honoured that you chose to spout off your ignorance. Another thing that happens when you lose customers, is that you have to lay off staff because they are no longer needed. It’s all about the bottom line Jimmy, if businesses keep losing customers, they are forced to review their business model, and make changes to it. Trust me Jimmy, Tim Horton’s is losing money, and not just my money. I used to practically live there when it was Canadian owned, but now I keep my money in my pocket, not theirs.
commented 2016-10-07 09:54:21 -0400
Jimmy boy & Andrew like big corporations who screw the rest of us – meaning they are slavers and only think libtards should make $$. Their real life experience centres around mommies basement & money. If they knew how to use a calculator or their brain – they would understand that at average 200 per month x 10000 is approximately $2 million per month LOSE. I believe the shareholders would sure get uneasy over that!!
But of course these trolls have their bills paid by mommy or worse yet by us – being the welfare bums they are.
commented 2016-10-07 09:06:10 -0400
What companies in Alberta offer a landline service as an alternative to Telus?