Officially, Bell Let’s Talk Day is the annual occasion on which a telecommunications giant enlists the populace at large to raise awareness of, and funds for, mental health and related initiatives. Unofficially, Bell Let’s Talk Day is the annual occasion on which to consider the often vast distances between what a company preaches one day of the year and what it practises the rest.
This year, the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project (TPRJ) got ahead of the game with a viral thread calling out Bell for “destroying mental health conditions” in Ontario prisons through a phone-services contract described as exploitative of both inmates and their families:
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