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St Johns, NL | September 28, 2016. As the cornerstone event of Fair Trade Campus week 2016, Memorial University of Newfoundland celebrated their new designation as Canada’s 19th Fair Trade Campus.

“It’s great that student groups pushed for Fair Trade products on campus and that we are able to bring together the people required to make this designation a reality.  The Sustainability Office looks forward to supporting and promoting the program.” – Toby Rowe, Sustainability...

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September 22, 2016 | Mississauga, Ontario.  “Fair Trade”, declares Vicky Jezierski, Director of Hospitality & Retail Services at UTM, “is not just about providing products but about educating students about the social and economic issues from around the globe.”  Andrea De Vito, Assistant Director of Hospitality & Retail Services states that “as a post-secondary institution, we feel a responsibility to the students to make sustainability an everyday focus of their lives so that, when they enter into their careers, they can act with...

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The Canadian Fair Trade Network believes that connecting with producers firsthand is essential in changing how we think about and look at the products that we purchase each day. 

We believe that it is important to understand agriculture and how we come to see products on our grocery store shelves, given our global economic model. Fair trade must be linked to this understanding, by meeting and talking with the actual people who either grow or make the products that...

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August 30, 2016 | Montreal, Quebec. It’s official! Concordia has become a Fair Trade Designated Campus. This means that all residence dining halls, non-franchised campus cafés and student-run cafés are stocked with 100 per cent fair trade coffee, at least three fair trade teas and a minimum of one fair trade chocolate (where chocolate is served).

The status solidifies Concordia’s commitment to increasing the scope and availability of ethical products on campus. It also represents an opportunity to further raise awareness and extend discussions on social...

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Consider murgh makhani, better known in Canada as butter chicken. The dish, first whipped up in a small Delhi restaurant to save leftover chicken from spoiling, is now a fixture on the global menu—a prime example of the world’s seemingly effortless culinary cosmopolitanism.

The story is in the spices. Once almost impossible to obtain in Europe or North America, now the ingredients of a good butter...

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