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Brad Johnson (18) of Gimli, Manitoba believes in the power of community. At the age of 16, Brad became a Councillor in Gimli’s Town Council, bringing the concerns of young people to local decision makers. In 2009, Brad and the Youth Community Partnership in Gimli worked with the Town Council to have Gimli declared a Fair Trade Town by Transfair Canada. Brad continues to promote fair trade in his community and plans to study Business at the University of Manitoba, “so I can bring my values of ethical consumption and trade into the corporate sphere,” says Brad.

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