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Simon Fraser University's Dining Services recently submitted an informal survey to the Twitter universe, asking "What does being a fair trade campus mean to you?"

Through the online discussion, we see engaged respondents speak to the pride they feel in being part of a responsible commitment to producers, helping to alleviate global poverty in developing communities.

See the discussion below. 

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"The Importance of Trade" was originally published in the Summer/Fall 2013 edition of Fair Trade Magazine.

BY SEAN MCHUGH 

When we talk about supporting fair trade, it’s important that we recognize why we support the movement and global trade, and how it can help address the growing concerns of our world.

Origins of trade

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Originally posted at MCIC.ca

The theme for International Development Week (IDW) 2014 is We Are Making A Difference. The Manitoba Council for International Cooperation (MCIC) has produced eight video profiles of groups of Manitobans who are contributing their time and effort in the areas of international development and social justice issues to make a difference in our world.

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It's that time of the year, when love fills the air, and we take the opportunity to find thoughtful gifts for our loved ones.

Unfortunately, not all gifts were created fairly. Read Fairtrade Canada's Ethical Shopping Guide for ideas on how to make this Valentines a special one -- while ensuring sustainable practices for producers around the world -- featuring hot drink ideas,...

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Fair Trade Guelph recently held an event at Guelph City Hall to raise awareness for the group's push for Fair Trade Town designation. During the event, which received coverage in the local media, volunteers served fair trade coffee and chocolates to city staff and residents.

The Fair Trade initiative began in Guelph when Sarah Martin of Fair Trade Guelph contacted City Councillor June Hofland, who was...

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