International Trade

"Stop sabotaging climate action!"

Tar Sands protest at the Canadian High Commission marks Minister’s visit


LONDON – This morning a group of campaigners protested outside the Canadian High Commission in London, to mark the visit of Ron Liepert, Alberta’s Energy Minister. The minister is here to lobby on behalf of the Province of Alberta’s Tar Sands industry, and encourage Europe to get more involved in what has been dubbed the world’s most destructive project. Read More

URGENT DEMO! Stand in solidarity with Indigenous people of Peru! Demand Petrolifera suspend their mining activities on indigenou

Jun 12 2009 - 6:00pm


COME OUT! Noon— Friday, June 12th ­ Petrolifera Headquaters in Calgary (Suite 900, 332 - 6 Avenue SW)

Reports this week have confirmed that Indigenous led protests against new "Free Trade" agreements in Peru have been met with brutal violence by the Peruvian government. The Peruvian police and military murdered up to 100 protesters on June 5/6 2009, and are continuing to terrorize people under a declared 'State of Emergency' while blaming the protesters for the violence. Read More


Petrolifera Headquaters
900 - 332 6 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

Just Christmas: A Global Fair Trade Market Place

Nov 22 2008 - 12:30am to 11:00pm

Looking for a unique multicultural shopping/dining experience? Come to Just Christmas! For over 25 years, the purchases made at Justice at Christmas have supported the building of healthy communities around the world.

Just Christmas is a global marketplace for quality arts, handmade crafts and other goods. This year, look forward to hearing world music and stories told in different languages, as well as enjoying food from our international kitchen.

For full Fair information visit us at: Read More


Alberta Avenue Community Hall
9210 118 Avenue
Edmonton , AB

Council of Canadians AGM: Boom for Whom?

Nov 1 2008 - 3:00pm to Nov 3 2008 - 5:00am

Council of Canadians

Boom for Whom? Busting the Myths of Continental Integration

Location: Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe
8am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. See for more info.
$70 - $35 (for fixed income) – includes Saturday lunch Read More


Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton , AB

Arusha Infoactive Action Film Series: Wal-Town: 6 Activists, 36 Towns, 1 Corporation

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <p><a href="">Arusha Centre</a>&#39;s November Infoactive Action Film</p><h3>&quot;Wal-Town: 6 Activists, 36 Towns, 1 Corporation&quot; </h3><p>Part of <a href="">Fair Trade Week 2007</a></p><p><strong>Sponsors:</strong> Public Interest Alberta, Haymarket Collective, Manana Imports, Live Green, Calgary! Take Action Grants, Great Forest Lawn Carsharing, Buy Nothing Day, Calgary District Labour Council, Calgary Dollars, Centre for Public Interest Acounting, U of C, Industry Images, NoSweatCoalition, NFB</p> </div> </div></div>

Fair Trade Forum 2007

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <p> <em>From Tanzania to Kenya, from Dominican Republic to Ecuador, fair trade represents for millions of small farmers the only viable opportunity to provide a sustainable and long-term future for their families. It is an ethical form of trade where profit is concentrated in the farmers&#39; hands, organic farming is encouraged and consumers are provided a direct opportunity to make a difference. </em></p><p>The <a href="">Office of the President of the University of Calgary</a>, <a href="">Centre for Public Interest Accounting</a>, <a href="">Students&#39; Union</a>, <a href="">International Centre</a> and <a href="">Development Studies Club</a> are pleased to sponsor a public forum on &quot;<a href=""><strong>Fair Trade: From production to final markets, a producers&#39; perspective</strong></a>&quot; to examine the progress, priorities and challenges of fair trade producers and their ability to promote human development.</p> </div> </div></div>

Public consultation - CEC Operational Plan for 2007-2009

To the institutions and general public of North America with an interest in environmental protection

Montreal, 22 November 2006. The Joint Public Advisory Committee (JPAC) of the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC) of North America, in fulfilling its responsibility to assure an active public participation in the activities of the Commission, as well as to advise the Council of the CEC in its deliberations, requests the North American public to submit comments related to the CEC Operational Plan for 2007–2009. Read More

Arusha Action Film #12 - Black Gold

<div class="flexinode-body flexinode-1"><div class="flexinode-textfield-2"><div class="form-item"> <label>Location: </label> Calgary </div> </div><div class="flexinode-textarea-1"><div class="form-item"> <label>Description: </label> <p>Wednesday, November 15, 2006 <br />7:00pm - 9:00pm <br />Uptown Stage and Screen <br />612 - 8 Avenue SW <br />$10.00 - 100% Calgary Dollars accepted <br />Tickets available at the door <br />Children and youth under 15 are free</p> <p>2006 Award winning documentary <br />Filmed, directed &amp; produced by Marc Francis and Nik Francis.</p> <p>Multinational coffee companies now rule our shopping malls and supermarkets and dominate the industry worth over $80 billion, making coffee the most valuable trading commodity in the world after oil.  But while we continue to pay for our lattes and cappuccinos, the price paid to coffee farmers remains so low that many have been forced to abandon their coffee fields. </p> </div> </div></div>
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