TELUS has had to apologize after receiving some backlash for a tweet posted on Tuesday.
The Canadian company tweeted it supported the federal Liberal government’s controversial carbon pricing plan.
A statement was posted on their website along with the controversial tweet.
“We are pleased to hear that Canada will put a price on carbon emissions, as most of the world’s biggest economies are doing. Carbon pricing is the most economically effective way to reduce emissions and stimulate clean innovation – which will be critical to Canada’s success in a changing global economy.”
The statement is signed by 22 business leaders, including TELUS’ President and CEO Darren Entwistle.
But people online were quick to respond to the company’s tweet, saying they were packing up and choosing a different carrier.
TELUS says the tweet was not meant to be political even though it appeared to be that way.
Competitors jumped at the opportunity to get new business from the disgruntled customers and began offering their services.