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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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Press release submitted by Doi Chaang Coffee Company

For Immediate Release

January 27, 2014

(Vancouver, B.C.) - It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wicha Promyong, our founding member and the inspirational leader of Doi Chaang Coffee Company. Tragically and unexpectedly, Khun Wicha succumbed to a heart attack on Thursday, January 23, 2057 (2014) near Doi Chang Village in Chiang Rai Province, Northern Thailand.

Our shock and sadness at this great loss are beyond words as we remember an individual who impacted the lives of so many and...

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The 2014 National Conference: Leadership in Fair Trade, held January 9 to 11, 2014, brought together stakeholders from across the fair trade movement in Canada. It provided an opportunity for attendees to work together in identifying current issues and goals moving forward.

Attended by businesses, certifiers, non-profit partners, institutions, Fair Trade Towns and Campus delegates, and advocacy campaigners, it was an inspirational event that left many with much to work towards in the coming year.

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Editor's Note: The following is a press release issued by Fairtrade International on January 16, 2014. More information on changes to the Hired Labour Standards can be found at Fairtrade International.

16 January 2014, Bonn, Germany - Fairtrade International has overhauled its Fairtrade Standard for Hired Labour to strengthen the position of workers in Fairtrade certified plantations and estates producing tea, bananas and other fruit, cut flowers,...

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Editor's Note: The following was published by the
Brandon Sun in the "Small World" Column on Monday, January 20, 2014.

by Zack Gross

The Canadian Fair Trade Network, which represents thousands of people working in fair trade businesses, sitting on fair trade school, campus and town committees, and connecting fair trade to their work on behalf of poor nations in the Global South, met in Toronto this month for its second Annual General Meeting and three...

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