Last fall, after the catastrophic Toronto encounter between Michael Bryant and bicycle courier Darcy Allan Sheppard, I wrote a column lamenting the swift intervention by the PR firm Navigator on Mr. Bryant's behalf. I also said we'd started to learn about Mr. Sheppard, and that he was the product of a "failed adoption," plus much foster care.
After many years of outreach, advocacy and engagement, the grassroots push in Edmonton to promote Fairtrade laid the groundwork for unanimous City Council approval.
After receiving city council’s support and following Fairtrade Canada’s formal approval, Edmonton has officially become the 17th community and the 2nd largest in Canada (following Toronto) to become a Fairtrade Town!
We would like to thank Edmontonians for their support of the movement by inviting everyone to come join us for the official public announcement of Edmonton becoming a Fair Trade Town, Thursday, September 26 from 5:30-6:30pm at the Alumni Room, SUB building, University of Alberta.
September 4, 2012
FIRE THIS TIME ACTIVISTS BRUTALIZED AND ASSAULTED BY TRANSIT POLICE AND RCMP!
STAND AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY!
STOP HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT OF POLITICAL ACTIVISTS!
OPPOSE SUPPRESSION OF FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION!
Campaign updates and videos of the assault available here: