• James Parry

Hudson participates in Fair Trade national conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia


PHOTO COURTESY ROBERT McKINNON

Robert McKinnon (standing, first from left) with fellow delegates at the Fair Trade conference in Halifax.

Part of a quickly growing global network of Fair Trade towns, cities, and villages helping to create healthier and more sustainable communities, Hudson was well represented at The 5th Annual Canadian Fair Trade Network (CFTN) National Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this past week.

Said local advocate, Robert McKinnon, who participated in the round table discussion on Canada’s growing Fair Trade town and campus campaigns, “Hudson has played a leadership role in the movement which embraces all business owners, community groups, and local citizens in increasing awareness about trade justice and ensuring dignity is preserved in the 360-degree supply chain of equitable commerce we are all a part of.”

Added McKinnon, “In 2016, Hudson was recognized on the national stage as Fair Trade Town of the Year. This is a designation that all residents should be proud of, especially our town with its historical roots in environmental issues such as pesticides and climate change, as well as socially responsible activities in years past.”

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