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Kathy Sexsmith (25) of Winnipeg, Manitoba has found her life’s passion in fair trade. As an Economics student at the University of Manitoba, she was inspired by a professor who spoke of unjust trade relationships and the exploitation of workers. “I couldn’t leave this question of fair trade behind,” says Kathy. “I knew changes needed to be made.” After completing a Masters Degree at Oxford University, she now plans to research fair trade at the PhD level in her studies at Cornell University. Kathy has worked with MCIC to inform government of the benefits of fair trade and encourage them to carry fair trade wines through the Manitoba Liquor Control Commission.

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