October 06, 2016

Telus got told: Telecom giant hit with brutal backlash over partisan tweet

Sheila Gunn ReidRebel Host | The Gunn Show

Telus took the plunge into partisan politics. And it went bad. Real bad. 

The Canadian telecom giant tweeted support for Justin Trudeau, Environment Minister Catherine McKenna and their job killing carbon tax on everything. But their moral preening did not go the way they planned.

The backlash was brutal and richly deserved. The social media firestorm that erupted was so hot and swift that Telus has an apology-bot now handling their social media - issuing insincere generic apologies to those who are cancelling their services with the company for their foray into partisan virtue signalling.

Conservative MP Tom Kmiec, Wildrose MLA Derek Fildebrandt and Wildrose Leader Brian Jean all took to twitter to express their opposition to Telus’ new policy of cheerleading for Alberta job losses. Conservative MP Michelle Rempel even used her Member’s Statement in the House of Commons to scold Telus.

While the out of touch Liberal elites sit around a CBC panel explaining all this organic outrage away as the act of a few fake trolls, it’s pretty clear to the rest of us “normals”. Real people here in everyday Canada are feeling betrayed and annoyed that a homegrown company has turned it’s back on us to curry favour with activists and the Liberals.

We want our phone bills without a social justice surcharge.

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commented 2016-10-08 12:33:39 -0400
The backlash that Telus received proves that Canadians are NOT on board with Junior’s, or any carbon tax.
As much as Junior likes to tell us, “Canadians support carbon taxing”, Canadians have spoken out.
commented 2016-10-07 03:14:45 -0400
Who the hell follows Telus on twitter?
commented 2016-10-07 00:31:44 -0400
Ezra, The CRTC hasn’t regulated Phone for years, although they told me that they wanted to. I do not believe anyone regulates the Internet although the UN wants to with Obama’s help.
I will also sign the petition and try to cancel my contract.
commented 2016-10-06 21:20:48 -0400
Telus shareholders will be very angry when their dividends aren’t paid.
commented 2016-10-06 20:07:13 -0400
If they only knew how much money I’ve gave them already. I can’t afford both
commented 2016-10-06 19:51:38 -0400
Telus – they forgot where they came from

Bet this costs a fortune to their bottom line
commented 2016-10-06 19:40:17 -0400
Thanks for this video SHEILA , and furthermore , HOW TWEET IT IS !!!!!

commented 2016-10-06 19:19:42 -0400
LMAO!!! Suck it Telus!!!
commented 2016-10-06 19:00:10 -0400
I dropped Telus when the sellouts sucked Ted Rogers dik to get a ‘B’ side share on their own cell sites in Ontarislobovia. – using a US wireless voip based service who buys time from Telus for much less then they are gouging their subscribers
commented 2016-10-06 18:36:19 -0400
I dumped Telus almost 10-years ago! The worst service ever. It doesn’t surprise me that they are on board for the financial raping of Canadians.
commented 2016-10-06 18:35:41 -0400
I sent them an email advising I was cancelling my cell phone, land lines, TV service and Internet. I will not pay someone to spit in my eye.
commented 2016-10-06 18:25:10 -0400
I signed the petition, but unfortunately theirs nothing more I can do. I don’t have a cell phone and Telus is the only landline service in this town. I wish I could cancel but I can’t.