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Program Information
 Fair Trade, Ethical Trade and Canada
 Kristin Schwartz  
 For non-profit use only.
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A documentary series about fair trade and ethical trade, featuring interviews with producers, retailers, activists and researchers from around the world.
Writer, researcher, executive producer, narrator: Asad Ismi (

Producer and narrator: Kristin Schwartz

First broadcast in 2006. Re-uploaded in 2017 because files earlier uploaded to became unavailable at some point.
In part 1, "Global Pillage", we examine the roots of today's "free trade" system -- African slavery, genocide in the Americas, and the Opium Wars in Asia. And we introduce the fair trade and ethical trade alternatives.

In Part 2, "Fair Trade", We listen to producers of coffee and cocoa, who challenge the power of multinational companies by organizing co-operatives and selling to Canadian fair trade buyers and consumers.

In Part 3, "Ethical Trade", we look at Canadian involvement in ethical trade initiatives aimed at improving conditions for garment workers in the South and protecting communities there from the destructive impact of mining.

All programs feature voices from North and South.

This series was first aired on CKLN 88.1fm (Toronto) during National Fair Trade Weeks 2006. Go to for more information.

The series was funded by:
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Canadian Auto Workers
Canadian Labour Congress
Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Canadian Federation of Students
Ontario Secondary School Teachers Federation
Ontario English Catholic Teachers Association
Ontario Public Interest Research Group-University of Toronto
Mining Watch Canada
Transfair Canada

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01:27:08 English 2006-05-08
 produced in Toronto
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Global Pillage  00:28:39  128Kbps mp3
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Fair Trade  00:29:09  128Kbps mp3
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Ethical Trade  00:29:20  128Kbps mp3
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