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Happy fair trade week

May 9th, 2006     by Nicole Cohen     Comments

According to Fair Trade Toronto, May 1-15 is Fair Trade Week, as declared by Transfair, Canadas national Fair Trade licensing body so happy fair trade week, everyone! The point of the week is to improve the livelihood of developing world farmers and workers through educating consumers about Fair Trade and building the market for Fair Trade Certified products in Canada.

The next event coming up in Toronto is on Wednesday, May 10th at 7 p.m. at the NOW Lounge (189 Church St.), featuring a film called Buyer Be Fair, a fair trade market and discussion. The event is pay-what-you-can.

If attending events isnt enough for you, something called the Canadian Consultation Committee on Fair Trade is looking for youth who are interested in getting involved. Participants are expected to attend a workshop at York University in Toronto on June 4 and a meeting in Montreal on August 4 (funding for transportation and accommodation will be provided). Theyre trying to create a Canadian Coalition in Fair Trade by November, and need people to help sign up organizations.

For more information and to apply, contact Carle Bernier-Genest at

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