Our members have been working to promote fair trade since 1996. At the time, there were only two points of sale for fair trade products in all of Quebec.
Although fair trade products like coffee, chocolate and bananas are now readily available, North-South inequities persist.
With the exception of the occasional fundraising item, we have never sold fair trade products....
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By popular request, grocery store chain IGA is restocking its shelves with fair trade bananas.
IGA had briefly replaced fair trade organic bananas from Quebec-based, family-run business Equicosta with organic – but not fair trade – bananas from multinational Dole.
When Equiterre's members and supporters heard this, they launched a social media campaign. IGA...
Support Éric St-Pierre, photojournalist and founder of the Association québécoise du commerce équitable, in his nomination as francophone fair trade personality of the year for 2012.
To vote for Éric, go to the Ekitinfo website (in French only). But hurry, you only have until the end of January.
Crédit: ©Fanny Lasselin
Quebec fair trade association, the Association québécoise du commerce équitable (AQCE), has declared a fair trade focus for each month of the coming year:
The first annual Canadian Fairtrade Awards, recognizing businesses for their commitment to ethical business practices that support farming communities and sustainable agriculture around the world, were presented this week in Toronto, to:
Does your organization sell certified fair trade products? You may be eligible for a new fair trade award.
Fairtrade Canada is launching the Canadian Fairtrade Awards. The goal is to highlight Canadian retailers who have done the most to promote fair trade products to their customers over the past year, especially during Fair Trade Fortnight, Canada's annual celebration of...
The organic banana that brought you here was locally grown in Magé, Brazil.
"Organic," "local" and "fair trade" are examples of the kinds of labels and certifications discussed in the Certified Green panel that you just attended.
They are also major preoccupations of our organization, Quebec, Canada-based environmental group, Equiterre.
Fair Trade Fortnight is a chance for businesses and private citizens to show their support for small producers in other countries.
In honour of Fair Trade Fortnight, you're invited to the 5th edition of our Fair Trade Bazaar. This year's focus? The people and the products behind the fair trade economy.
meet the people who work closely with producers in developing countries
discover the products they promote, including lesser known products such as wine and flowers
Must see: Bazaar spokesperson...
Until recently, for coffee to be certified fair trade, it had to be produced by a democratically run co-ooperative.
But Fair Trade USA is opening the fair trade market to other types of producers, including the big coffee plantations, in a bid to double U.S. sales for fair trade producers by 2015.
This initiative, which is called Fair Trade for All, has been met with mixed...