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May 19, 2015 | Hudson, Quebec. The town of Hudson has been officially designated Canada’s 21st Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made at a ceremony outside City Hall on Tuesday May 19, 2015. A certificate was presented to Mayor Ed Prevost, which had this to say: “As...

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May 12, 2015 | Guelph, Ontario. The City of Guelph has been officially designated Canada’s 20th Fair Trade Town. The announcement was made at a flag raising ceremony outside City Hall on Tuesday May 12, 2015.

There were many people out to celebrate this event,...

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For me, it started selfishly. I’d recently settled in the Okanagan, the heart of BC wine country, and I was delighted to discover how much the industry had evolved in the last 30 years. I met the local personalities behind our wine, the farmers and producers, and have become more invested in their success. I realized that the issues they face also threaten the things I love. The joy of scouting the best produce at our farmers’ markets and visiting local wineries, breweries, and distilleries for tastings, if taken for...

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On April 25th, 2015, Nepal was rocked by a 7.9 magaitude earthquake. With the epicentre near to the capital Kathmandu, vast amounts of distruction have been witnessed, which has included the loss of many lives, now well into the thousands. Our thoughts go out to the people of Nepal, as we wish them the best with their recovery.

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April 7 2015 – Boucherville, QC: École secondaire De Mortagne in Boucherville, Quebec leads the way nationally by becoming Canada’s first Fair Trade School. Fairtrade Canada’s newly launched Fair Trade School Program recognizes schools demonstrating strong commitment to fair trade. It is now a...

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