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!