Top honours for TELUS at Corporate Reporting Awards

TORONTO, Nov. 21, 2012 /CNW/ - For the third straight year, TELUS Corporation 
captured top honours at the Corporate Reporting Awards, presented annually by 
the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants (CICA). 
The awards have recognized the best reporting practices in the country for 
more than 60 years and honour both Canadian corporations and Crown 
organizations. TELUS has now won the top prize five of the past six years. 
"This is a very impressive run for TELUS and it clearly demonstrates the 
company's commitment to best practices in corporate reporting," said Kevin 
Dancey, FCA, president and CEO of the CICA. "If this were a professional 
sport, you would be looking at a dynasty fuelled by foresight and a dedication 
to continuous improvement." 
TELUS collected two awards and two honourable mentions at the gala event in 
Toronto. In addition to the Overall Award of Excellence, the company 
captured the Communications and Media industry award along with Honourable 
Mentions for Sustainable Development Reporting and Corporate Governance 
"At TELUS, we strive to continually raise the bar in terms of the quality and 
value of our stakeholder disclosures and it is gratifying to be recognized for 
our efforts by the CICA. We are particularly honoured to have received the top 
award for five of the past six years and it is a testament to the quality and 
dedication of the external reporting team at TELUS who produce such a 
best-in-class product," said Robert McFarlane, TELUS executive vice-president 
and CFO. "I also appreciate the many volunteer judges and supporting 
organizations that make this important awards event and feedback program 
possible. Their constructive input has been very valuable over the years and 
encourages us to continue innovating and enhancing how we communicate each 
PotashCorp was the only other multiple winner collecting the Mining category 
honour and the Award of Excellence for Financial Reporting. In total, 22 
awards and honourable mentions were presented at the event. 
"These are the most prestigious and coveted national awards of their kind in 
Canada," stressed Shelley Brown, FCA, chair, CICA Board of Directors. "The 
competing organizations strive to be the best when it comes to presenting 
information in a relevant, understandable and reliable way. Congratulations 
to all the winners and participants." 
The goal of the awards program, organized by the CICA on behalf of the CA 
profession, is to enhance the quality of corporate and financial reporting in 
Canada. A publication profiling comments from the judges about the winning 
entries is available online ( 
Here is a complete list of the winners: 
Industry Sector                       


Communications & Media              TELUS

Life Sciences/Technology            Newalta Corporation

Oil & Gas                           Nexen Inc.

Diversified Industries              SNC-Lavalin

Financial Services                  BMO Financial Group

Mining                              PotashCorp

Utilities & Pipelines/Real Estate   Enbridge Inc.

Consumer Products                   Canadian Tire Corporation, Limited

Industrials & Energy                Enerflex Ltd.

Small Cap/Venture                   Pure Technologies Ltd.

Special Judging Categories           

Award of Excellence for Financial   PotashCorp

Honourable Mention:                 Bombardier Inc.

Award of Excellence for Electronic  Talisman Energy

Honourable Mention:                 Agnico-Eagle Mines Ltd.

Award of Excellence for Sustainable Suncor Energy
Development Reporting: 

Honourable Mention:                 TELUS

Award of Excellence for Corporate   Royal Bank of Canada
Governance Disclosure: 

Honourable Mention:                 TELUS

Overall Award of Excellence:        TELUS

Crown Corporations - Large Federal: Export Development Canada

Crown Corporations - Small Federal: Royal Canadian Mint

Crown Corporations - Provincial:    Saskatchewan Transportation Company

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