Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Becomes Part of the Conversation with THE PRIME MINISTER @ THE SOCIAL: A BELL LET'S TALK DAY SPECIAL, Airing Jan. 27 on CTV

— January 14, 2016

– Special to air in super simulcast at 7 p.m. ET/PT on CTV and CTV Two as part of Bell Media’s extensive lineup of programming in support of Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016 –
– THE SOCIAL’s co-hosts Melissa Grelo, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor are joined by guest co-host Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE) as they discuss mental health topics and policy with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau –
– Talk, text, tweet and share on Bell Let’s Talk Day Jan. 27 to fight the stigma and drive Bell's funding for Canadian mental health –

TORONTO (January 14, 2016) – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today joined CTV’s THE SOCIAL at Bell Media’s Toronto headquarters to tape a special episode set to air as part of Bell Let’s Talk Day. THE PRIME MINISTER @ THE SOCIAL: A BELL LET’S TALK DAY SPECIAL will air in super simulcast on CTV and CTV Two on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at 7 p.m. ET/PT and will also be available on the CTV GO app, and THE SOCIAL co-hosts Melissa Grelo (@melissagrelo), Lainey Lui (@LaineyGossip), and Traci Melchor (@stayfabulous) alongside guest co-host Wendy Crewson (SAVING HOPE) candidly discuss various mental health topics and policy with Prime Minister Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau), who also shares some of his personal experiences when it comes to mental health. The Prime Minister will also address questions from the studio audience. “We need to learn to lean on each other and we need to know that the challenges around a wide range of things exist in all families, in all households, and in all workplaces,” said Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. “We have to be a lot better on how we listen and how we understand, but also how we facilitate getting real help. And that’s where as parents, or as colleagues, or as bosses, we need to know it's not just fix yourself, it’s not let me fix you. It's let's call on professionals, let’s make sure you're getting the best help possible, and that is what we have to get more effective at.” “We are truly honoured to have Prime Minister Trudeau join us for this special episode of THE SOCIAL as we work to grow the discussion about Canada’s mental health with Bell Let’s Talk,” said Mary Ann Turcke, President, Bell Media. “Mental health is a national priority. Canadians will experience an open, honest, and authentic conversation with our Prime Minister as part of our Bell Let’s Talk Day programming on January 27.” Bell Let’s Talk Day January 27 As announced on Jan. 4, Bell Let’s Talk Day 2016 takes place on Wednesday, Jan. 27. When you join the Bell Let’s Talk Day conversation you support all those who struggle with a mental illness while also driving Bell’s funding for mental health programs at no extra cost to you. For every text message, wireless and long distance call made by Bell customers, every tweet using #BellLetsTalk, and every Facebook share of the Bell Let’s Talk Day image at, Bell will donate 5 cents to support Canadian mental health programs. Over the first five Bell Let’s Talk Days, Bell has committed a total of $73,623,413.80 to support mental health initiatives across the country. Bell’s donations are made at no extra charge to Bell Let’s Talk Day participants, though normal long distance or text charges, if any, apply.

About Bell Let’s Talk

The Bell Let’s Talk initiative promotes Canadian mental health with national awareness and anti-stigma campaigns, like Clara’s Big Ride for Bell Let’s Talk and Bell Let’s Talk Day, and significant Bell funding of community care and access, research, and workplace initiatives. To learn more, please visit


Co-hosted by Melissa Grelo, Cynthia Loyst, Lainey Lui, and Traci Melchor, with Digital Correspondent Jess Allen, THE SOCIAL brings a fresh, daily perspective on the up-to-the-minute news, pop culture, and lifestyle topics that matter most to Canadians in a socially interactive format. Broadcast live in front of a studio audience in Toronto, guests who have appeared on THE SOCIAL include Jann Arden, Drew Barrymore, Michael Bublé, Kim Cattrall, Kelly Clarkson, Lena Dunham, Demi Lovato, Katy Perry, Jason Priestley, Daniel Radcliffe, Chris Tucker, and Shania Twain. THE SOCIAL airs live weekdays at 1 p.m. (2 p.m. AT) on CTV, and is also available live on the CTV GO app (visit to confirm local broadcast times), as well as on demand across CTV’s digital platforms including and THE SOCIAL is produced by Bell Media Production, and Michelle Crespi is Executive Producer. Nanci Maclean is Vice-President, Bell Media Production. Mike Cosentino is Senior Vice-President, Programming, CTV Networks and CraveTV. Randy Lennox is President, Entertainment Production and Broadcasting, Bell Media.

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