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LaSalle, Quebec | December 3, 2015. Cavelier-De LaSalle High School has been designated Quebec’s 2nd and Canada’s 4th Fair Trade School. The new designation was announced at an event at the High school on December 3rd.

"It is an honor to say that my school is a Fair Trade School! It's a great feeling knowing that we can help people. This is a great recognition for members who have given their time and led with their hearts" Gabriella Popescu, President of the Magasin du Monde (World Shop) at Cavelier-De LaSalle.

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Take a tally of the most readily available certified Fairtrade ingredients—chocolate, cocoa, sugar, coconut, cinnamon, nuts (the list goes on)—and you’ve got the foundation for hundreds of desserts. And while there are many certified Fairtrade ingredients that aren't cakery staples (think avocado), it can be hard to find a Fairtrade-heavy dish that doesn’t lead to a toothache.

Enter mole: the sauce that eats like a dessert. But not really. Because mole has something that most desserts don’t have: a spicy kick in the mouth. 

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It is hard not to appreciate the delicate symmetry of an Ecuadorian rose. Flower-buying Canadians agree; in 2013, 59 percent of Canada’s 130 million imported roses came from Ecuador. Another 39 percent, more than 50 million, came from Colombia. Roses make a classic romantic gift, but when you consider how workers endure low pay, long hours, dangerous conditions, and flaky contracts, the bouquet you hand out—no matter the occasion—could symbolize much more than your affection.

A history of strained labour relations...

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September 21, 2015 | Calgary, Alberta. Kicking off Fair Trade Campus week celebrations across Canada, the University of Calgary leads the way and sets a high bar by becoming officially designated Alberta’s first and Canada’s tenth Fair Trade Campus!

An event was held in the university’s Sustainability Resource Centre, which celebrated the new designation, where a certificate was delivered commemorating this achievement. Students, faculty and staff were in attendance, sampling Fairtrade products like coffee and chocolate, and engaging in discussion on Fairtrade. Engineers Without...

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In 1996, a small group of farmers created the Asociación de Productores de Mangos del Alto Piura (APROMALPI) on the northern coast of Peru, where, for many years, small-scale farmers have produced a variety of crops for both export and domestic markets, as well as for their own consumption.

 Collectively, APROMALPI members own 340 hectares of organic certified orchard land, with each member’s plot averaging about two hectares in size. It’s a...

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