For the life of me I can't understand why any company would make a public statement about any issue, specifically a contentious issue like the proposed carbon tax. You are bound to please some, bound to PO others - it is not a very smart business decision. Telus does some great things in a number of communities, pity that one not so well thought out action can damage years of good work.
Telus is based in Vancouver and BC has had a carbon tax for years so Telus is already familiar with it. The tax is happening whether we want it or not since Notley and Trudeau are both hell bent on forcing it in. If Telus as a business wants to support environmental initiatives then that is their choice. For those who care less about the environment, they won't like that.