The Problem with Fair Trade Coffee – Summer 2011 Stanford Social Innovation Review

Updates: A June 2, 2014 article at is entitled: “It’s not fair to bash Fairtrade.” A May 30, 2014 article at the website of the Natural Resources Institute at the University of Greenwich is entitled: “Fairtrade benefits in the complex world of sustainable development.” A June 6, 2014 article at the Center for Global […]

Bloorlea Middle School is located on Bloor St. West north of Cloverdale Mall

This post is concerned with Bloorlea Middle School, located at 4050 Bloor St. West in Etobicoke. Proposal to set up a “community hub” Toronto District School Board Trustee Pamela Gough has brought my attention to a proposal, which has been turned down by the Provincial government, to set up a “community hub” at the school. […]

Jenning Dai (MCHS ’63) tragically passed away 50 years ago this month (May 1964)

Jenning Dai was in my class at Malcolm Campbell High School when we graduated in 1963. He died exactly 50 years ago this month. Cheryl (Casino) Houston (MCHS ’63 – 11D) has noted, in a recent email: “He went to the University of Illinois in Urbana to study aeronautical engineering (from what I remember), but he […]

I support the nomination of George Takach as the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore

I’m a member of the Liberal Party of Canada and support the nomination of George Takach as the Liberal candidate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. I’m really pleased I had the opportunity, over a year ago, to learn of the George Takach campaign for nomination as the Liberal Party of Canada candidate in Etobicoke-Lakeshore. As a blogger focusing […]

When wealth shapes policy-making, democratic governance suffers and corruption proliferates: Winnie Byanyima, Oxfam International

The following post is dedicated to a range of topics. The links are also posted at the Long Branch Historical Facebook page. When I drink coffee, sometimes a question comes to mind. Sense making The question is: How do we make sense of the world? What are the means that we use to make sense of […]

Does Fairtrade certification benefit poor farmers? In Ethiopia and Uganda, research indicates the answer is No

This post concerns an April 2014 research report about the Fairtrade certification program. The report is outlined in a May 26, 2014 Globe and Mail article entitled: “Fairtrade coffee fails to help the poor, British report finds.” The opening paragraphs read: Coffee drinkers who choose brands carrying the Fairtrade logo are not helping the poor […]

Message from Michael Harrison regarding Wesley Mimico Place proposal: He invites your comments

The following message is from  Michael Harrison of Toronto: Good Morning: As you may recall, at its meeting of November 13, 2013, Toronto City Council adopted the amended recommendation from the Etobicoke-York Community Council that the city declare its intent to designate the Wesley Mimico United Church under the Ontario Heritage Act. The Church has […]

Wesley Mimico Place redevelopment project – May 28, 2014 Update & How you can help

Previous posts regarding the redevelopment of Wesley Mimico United Church can be accessed here. The following message is from Wesley Mimico Place, regarding the redevelopment of Wesley Mimico United Church at 2 Station Road in Mimico:   Wesley Mimico Place – the Renewal of Wesley Mimico United Church   Hopeful News – Crucial Vote Soon We […]

Malcolm Campbell High School alumni website

Howard Hight has let us know about this great MCHS website: