Tolerance.ca
Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations, Tolerance.ca® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.
To contact the Editor, please email Victor Teboul at victorteboul@tolerance.ca
Contributors
Ph.D., Professor, Université du Québec à Montréal, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Christian Agbobli holds a Ph.D. in communication. He is Professor of international and intercultural communication at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Canada. His research is targeted towards international communication and development as well as toward the role of the media in intercultural relationships. As a member of Tolerance.ca, Dr Agbobli is responsible for partnerships with universities and for student participation. 


Docteur en droit (Fribourg)
Suisse, chrétien d'origine palestinienne, doctorat en droit (Fribourg) et Habilitation à diriger des recherches (Bordeaux). Auteur de nombreux livres et articles. Directeur du centre de droit arabe et musulman.


Marilyne Alie is a student at Vanier College in Montreal.


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Université de Sherbrooke
professeur titulaire, département d'histoire et de sciences politiques, Université de Sherbrooke.


President and CEO,Crisis International
President and CEO, Crisis International. (Image: Crisis International)


Contributor, resides in Toronto, Canada.


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corédacteur de la Déclaration pour un Québec laïque et pluraliste
Daniel Baril is a journalist. He is the Ex-President of the Mouvement laïque québécois. He lives in Montreal.


The writer resides in Morocco.


Writer
Gary Bauslaugh was Editor of Humanist Perspectives from 2003 to 2008. Previously he was VP of Instruction and Planning at what is now Vancouver Island University and CEO of a BC Provincial agency for post-secondary educational planning and reform. He has written for many publications, and has a book on Robert Latimer - The Wages of Mercy - coming out in 2010.


Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts (History), McGill University
Leon was born in Morocco. He immigrated to Canada in 1964. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Modern History Cum Laude, Loyola College (1968 - 1972).

He was an elected Rhodes Scholar in 1972  and studied at Keble College, Oxford.KEBLE COLLEGE , OXFORD

Read Modern Middle Eastern Studies – Oriental Studies , OXFORD UNIVERSITY 1975.

Leon obtained his Master of Arts in Islamic studies at McGill University, in Montreal, in 1977.

He wrote his thesis on the Moroccan Monarchy and Nationalism (1912-1956), A REPUBLIC FOR A MONARCHY .

He lives in New Zealand since 1980.

He has published several articles on MENA Middle East and North Africa

Last book review :  DOING IT MY WAY – an Egyptian memoir by ELHANY ELZAYAT

Founder of SOCRATES CAFÉ  a discussion group  on MENA

Observer of MENA  issues since 1967. Taught MENA  to adult classes .
 



directeur d'études à l’Ecole pratique des hautes études (Sorbonne)
Esther Benbassa is a specialist of Jewish History. She teaches at the Sorbonne (Paris) and is the  Founding Director of the Alberto Benveniste Center devoted to  Sephardi Studies.


Université Paris-V-Sorbonne
 professeur de linguistique, Université Paris-V-Sorbonne.

 

 

 

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journalist.


Université de Montréal
Charles Blattberg Professor of Political Philosophy,  Department of Political Science, Université de Montréal.


Tara Bognar is a graduate of McGill's Faculty of Law with an academic background in religious studies and lives in Montréal, Québec.


Journalist
Sana Bouagila Abdelkefi is a journalist and lives in Québec City.


Montreal Economic Institute
Marcel Boyer is a senior economist at the Montreal Economic Institute.


journalist.


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UQTR
Philosophy department.


Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
An internationally respected researcher and writer, Neil Caplan currently holds an adjunct position in the History Department of Concordia University, and is Scholar-in-Residence at Vanier College, both in Montreal. His degrees include an MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University, Ottawa, and a PhD in Politics from London School of Economics & Political Science (University of London). Prior to his retirement he taught for 35 years in the Humanities Department of Vanier College, Montréal, Canada, for many years serving also as coordinator of that Department and of the Jewish Studies Programme. An historian of the Arab-Israeli conflict, Dr Caplan has published numerous articles and seven books, including Futile Diplomacy, a 4-volume documentary history of negotiations, 1913-1956 (re-issued 2015, Routledge Library Editions), and, with Laurie Z. Eisenberg, Negotiating Arab-Israeli Peace: Patterns, Problems, Possibilities (Indiana, revised edition 2010). His latest work is The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories (Wiley-Blackwells) -- a book-length expansion of ideas first outlined in his tolerance.ca essay, ''Israelis and Palestinians: Victims versus Victims''. As a member of Tolerance.ca, Dr. Caplan is responsible for partnerships in the sector of intercultural relations.

 

 



professor
Teacher at a college in Montreal, Canada.


B.A., Concordia University, journalism
journalist.


Political Science student, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
student.


journalist.


Contributor residing in Quebec.


professeur, École polytechnique d'Alger
Chems Eddine Chitour, professor, Ecole Polytechnique d’Alger, Algeria. 


journalist.


Bill Conrod, S BSc 62, M.Ed., has published Memories of Snowdon in the 50’s, a collection of reminiscences and photos of the Montreal neighbourhood from 90 contributors.


Op Ed Page Coordinator
Op Ed Page Coordinator.


présidente, Fondation Nicole Dauphinais
Carole Côté is the founder of la fondation Nicole Dauphinais.


PhD
Contributor


Tolerance.ca® Contributor
Frédérique David is originally from France. Ms David has been residing in Quebec for the past fifteen years and works as a freelance journalist.


Anthropology professor.


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Spokesperson, Iransolidarity.org


journalist.


Contributor based in France.


researcher.


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Tolerance.ca Columnist
Julie Dumontier is a Tolerance.ca columnist. Julie writes on human rights and is presently completing a Law Degree at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. 


M.Sc. Political Science, Université de Montréal
Georges Dussault is an intercultural relations consultant who has worked in the field of financial and tax planning since the early 1990s for a firm unaffiliated with the major financial institutions. He is presently a member of the electoral college of the Chambre de la sécurité financière. Mr. Dussault is particularly interested in raising awareness within the business community toward cultural diversity. Mr Dussault is a member of Tolerance.ca.


Economist, Montreal Economic Institute
Nathalie Elgrably is an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute and author of  La face cachée des politiques publiques.


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Editor-in-chief, Tolerance.ca
Aziz Enhaili is an expert on the Middle East, of Islam and Foreign policy. He is a contributor on irregular basis to the ‘’Neighbouring countries’’ of the European Union, a unit of Europe2020, a groupe dedicated to prospective studies. He is also author of three essays of which two have been published in Barry Rubin's collective works, Political Islam (Londres: Routledge, 2006) & A Guide to Islamist Movements (M.E. Sharpe, New York, 2010). Mr. Enhaili signs a regular column on Tolerance.ca.
 



Senior research associate, INSS
Oded Eran, a senior research associate at the Institute for National Security Studies, served as director of INSS from July 2008 to November 2011, following a long career in Israel's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other government positions.

In his most recent post before joining INSS, Dr. Eran served as the World Jewish Congress Representative in Israel and the Secretary General of the WJC Israel Branch. From 2002-2007, he served as Israel's ambassador to the European Union (covering NATO as well). Prior to that (1997-2000) he was Israel's ambassador to Jordan, and head of Israel's negotiations team with the Palestinians (1999-2000). Other previous positions include deputy director general of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the deputy chief of the Israeli embassy in Washington.

 Dr. Eran serves as an advisor to the Knesset Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics.



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president, Middle East Pact (MEP)
Masri Feki is the author of several books on the Middle East.  His most recent work « Israël, géopolitique et enjeux » is published by Studyrama (Paris, 2008).


Writer
Writer living in Israel, author of La bar-mitsva de Samuel, published in Montreal, in 2009.


Chairwoman, Subcommittee on Human Rights
Hélène Flautre is the Chairperson of the Subcommittee on Human Rights at the European Parliament. 

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Contributor living in Québec, Canada.


Editor-in-chief, Prochoix.org
Editor-in-chief, Prochoix.org.


Ex-Conseillère de ville Saint-Henri–Petite-Bourgogne– Pointe-Saint-Charles
Véronique Fournier has served on the Montreal city council from 2009 to 2013, representing Saint-Henri–La Petite-Bourgogne–Pointe-Saint-Charles as a member of Vision Montreal.


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Expert in Arab and Islamic Law
Contributor residing in France.


Professor, Bishop's Unversity, Canada
Dr. Osire Glacier is a professor at the Department of History and at the Department of Political Science and International Studies of Bishop's University (Sherbrooke, Canada). 


Marxist and political activist
Born in Iran, Abbas Goya is a political activist, a Marxist. His activism includes campaigns for worker's rights, children’s and women’s rights, freedom of expression, students’ rights, refugee rights, against capital punishment and stoning, and against fascism and racism. He is a staunch opposition to the Islamic regime of Iran. 


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retired professor of Pediatric Surgery, McGill University
Frank Guttman is a retired professor of Pediatric Surgery at McGill University and former head of the department at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.


Daniel Haboucha is a graduate of McGill Law School, and returns to Montreal after a year of study in Jerusalem as a 2012-13 Dorot Fellow.

 



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Rabbi Howard S. Joseph is the Rabbi Emeritus of Montreal’s Spanish and Portuguese Congregation, Canada’s oldest synagogue, founded in 1759.


Contributor


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Abubakar N. Kasim lives in Toronto, Canada.


novelist

 



Journalist
Maryam khouchouaâ is a journalist and lives in Casablanca, Morocco.


Journalist
Amine Kochlef is a journalist. He is a graduate of University of Syracuse, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs (USA).

 



président, Union du Congo
Gaspard-Hubert Lonsi Koko is the President of Union du Congo.


B.A., Literature, Université du Québec à Montréal
IM MEMORIAM

Francois passed away on December 21, 2016. He is survived by his mother, his companion Yvan, his cousin Louise Labissonnière, Victor Teboul and several close friends.

He was a strong supporter of Tolerance.ca and will be missed by us all.

The Tolerance.ca group presents its deepest sympathies to François's family and friends.    

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François La Bissonnière has taught Quebec and French literature at the Collège de Saint-Laurent, in Montreal, in a social and educational environment recognized for its ethnic and cultural diversity. Mr. La Bissonnière has also taught French as a Second Language to Indochinese students. He was a theatre lover and had conducted theatre workshops aimed at the staff of a seniors' residential centre. Mr La Bissonnière was a member of Tolerance.ca.



journalist
Guy Labissonnière is a journalist and photographer.


M.Sc., Community Health, Université de Montréal
Louise Labissonnière is a consultant in the field of health and social services. Louise Labissonnière has several years of experience in management within the Quebec health and social services sector. Among her interests are the international cooperation and the organization of health services in multicultural neighbourhoods. She has taught at Université de Montréal and Université du Québec à Hull.  As a member of Tolerance.ca, Louise Labissonnière acts as an adviser, responsible for planning and special events.


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Docteur ès lettres
Justine Legrand has a doctorate in literature and is the author of an essay on André Gide, published by les Éditions Orizons, in Paris, in 2012, titled André Gide : de la perversion au genre sexuel. 
 

 



Co-founder, EveryOne Group, Italy

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Professor, University of Western Ontario
Salim Mansur is an associate professor in the faculty of social sciences at the University of Western Ontario, where he also teaches in the department of political science. He is the author of Islam’s Predicament: Perspectives of a Dissident Muslim and co-editor of The Indira-Rajiv Years: The Indian Economy and Polity 1966-199 and has published widely in academic journals.


Jacqueline Marcell is the author of ‘Elder Rage’, a Book-of-the-Month Club selection receiving 500+ 5-Star Amazon reviews and 50+ endorsements.
 



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David Matas is a Winnipeg lawyer.


Contributor resides in San Francisco, USA.


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writer.


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students.


Professor, Law Faculty, Université Laval, Québec
Bjarne Melkevik, L.L.D. Paris II, professor at the Faculty of Law, University Laval (Quebec), is a well-known author in legal philosophy, legal epistemology and legal methodology. His latest published books include “Horizons of legal philosophy” (1998 and 2004), “Reflections on legal philosophy” (2000), “Rawls or Habermas? A question of legal philosophy” and “Juridical-philosophical considerations” (2005). In the realm of Tolerance he has recently published the book “Tolerance and legal modernity” (2006). Dr. Bjarne Melkevik is a member of Tolerance.ca


Journalist, Il Foglio
Giulio Meotti is a journalist at Il Foglio, Italy


Contributor


Contributor living in France.


Journalist.


professeur, Université de Montréal


Jasmina Munteanu lives and studies in Uppsala, in Sweden.  She is presently an exchange student at Queens University in Kingston, Canada. Her main interests are in the fields of immigration policies, international trade and international LGBTQ human rights.


médiatrice et formatrice en médiation
Ida Naprous is a professor of History, Geography and Civic Education, residing in France.


Historian
Contributor. Lise Noël is the author of  L'intolérance. Une problématique générale, Montréal, Boréal, 1989, 308 p.


writer
Nobel Prize in literature, 2006.


researcher
Laurence Parent is a researcher in Disability Studies. She is based in Montreal , Quebec, Canada.


Writer living in Montreal.


playwright
Nobel Prize in literature, 2005.


Mouvement laïque québécois
Marie-Michelle Poisson is the  president du Mouvement laïque québécois


International Crisis Group
Turkey/Cyprus Project Director
Istanbul, Turkey



B. Pharm., M. Sc. Hospital Pharmacy, Université de Montréal, Québec, Canada
Caroline Potvin is a pharmacist with a Master’s degree in hospital pharmacy. After working as a hospital pharmacist, she has moved on to the pharmaceutical industry where she worked both in Medical Information and Health Economics. She is also the Secretary of the Board of Directors of Pharmacists Without Borders Canada (also known as Pharmaciens Sans Frontières Canada, or PSF-Canada) and has a keen interest for international cooperation. As a member of Tolerance.ca, Ms Potvin is responsible for etablishing partnerships in the field of international development. 


Director, Instute of Strategic Studies and Professor, Geneva School of Diplomacy
Director of the Instute of Strategic Studies and Porfessor of Sociology and Geopolictics, Geneva School of Diplomacy de Genève (Switzerland) .


Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Miriam Rabkin holds a Masters Degree in Contemporary History from the Université de Montréal and lives in Montréal, Québec.


professor, Université de Montréal.


Director, Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, Concordia University, Montreal
Professor Nigel Rapport is the Founding Director of Concordia’s Centre for Cosmopolitan Studies, and Canada Research Chair in Globalisation, Citizenship and Justice.


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Nelly Roffé a enseigné les langues et la littérature dans un collège de Montréal.
Elle se consacre à présent à la traduction littéraire et à la poésie, elle donne également des conférences sur la poésie et la littérature juive francophone. Elle est membre de l'Association des Traducteurs et Traductrices littéraires du Canada.


poet
Anick Roschi is a writer.


Liberal Arts student
Myriam Rose is a Liberal Arts student living in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Lawyer and writer
Howard Rotberg is a Canadian lawyer who authored the novel, The Second Catastrophe: A Novel about a Book and its Author (Mantua Books- Canada only), and the book of essays, Second Generation Radical: The Struggle against the Second Holocaust. He also develops affordable rental housing for the working poor.


President of the Peres Center for Peace
Ambassador Uri Savir was Israel's Chief Negotiator of the Oslo Accords and is today the President of the Peres Center for Peace.


contributor
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political risk analyst
Catherine is a political risk analyst for the Middle East with over 7 years’ experience. A political commentator and columnist her work has appeared in many world renown publications -- Foreign Policy Association, Press TV, Tehran Times, Majalla, International Policy Digest, the US Independent, RT and many more.

She sits on the Russian International Affairs Council as a contributing policy adviser and as chair of Activists Without Borders. She formerly acted as Yemen Minister of Human Rights senior media adviser.



Contributor residing in the U.S.


professor
Teaches at a college in Montreal, Canada


Contributor, lives in Tunis, Tunisia.


International Crisis Group
Communications Director, International Crisis Group
Brussels, Belgium



Pierre Szalowski est l'auteur du roman "Le froid modifie la trajectoire des poissons" aux éditions Hurtubise HMH.


student
Student, Quebec, Canada.


Journaliste à Arte.
IMichel Taubmann est aussi le rédacteur en chef de la revue
Le Meilleur des mondes (éditions Denoël).



Ph.D., Université de Montréal, Editor, Tolerance.ca®
Victor Teboul is a writer and the publisher of Tolerance.ca ®, The Tolerance Webzine, which he founded in 2002 to promote a critical discourse on tolerance and diversity. Dr. Teboul is the author of several books and numerous articles. He was a member of the Jury of Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Awards, for non-fiction.

(Photo : Laforest et Sabourin, photographie)

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Teboul's new novel, Bienvenue chez Monsieur B.! has just been published in Paris and is now available in Canada.  
 
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Dr. Teboul has also written and hosted several radio series broadcast on Radio-Canada's cultural network. Dr. Teboul has taught literature at a college, north of Montreal, (Quebec, Canada), and history at l'Université du Québec à Montréal. He was a member of the Conseil supérieur de l'éducation and the Quebec Press Council.

Victor Teboul holds several diplomas and a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal. 

He is the president of Tolerance.ca® Inc which publishes the Tolerance.ca® Webzine.

Please click on image to see second photograph - Victor Teboul at the International Montreal Writer's Exhibition, "Je lis Montréal", Montréal Book Capital of the World, summer 2005. Photo © L. Labissonnière.



theologian
Contributor residing in Montreal, Québec, Canada.


choregrapher, Montreal
Richard Tremblay is a choregrapher and lives in Montreal. 


Professor, Centre de recherche en droit public, Université de Montréal
Pierre Trudel is a Professor at the Centre de recherche en droit public of l'Université de Montréal.


Former US ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva
Armando Valladares, former Cuban political prisoner, was the US ambassador to the United Nations Commission on Human Rights, in Geneva, during the Reagan and Bush governments.

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B.A. Political Science
Yannick B. Vallee is a political scientist who recently graduated from Bishop’s University (Quebec, Canada) in the BA program of political science. He also has a college degree of Business Administration with a specialization in marketing. Nowadays,  he specializes in American, Canadian, and Japanese Politics. He also studies Asian foreign policy with special interest on Japan and its influence in Asia. He has a keen interest in American and Canadian history.


freelance journalist
Tijdo van der Zee is a freelance journalist based in Holland.


Distinguished Professor Emerita, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Mair VERTHUY, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Concordia University, is well known for her struggles for the advancement of women and for general social justice. She was the first Principal of the Simone de Beauvoir Institute at Concordia and organised in 1982 a world-wide ten day conference on Teaching and Research related to Women, attended by participants from 82 countries, mostly from outside the Western block.
In all her work, whether literary or social, Mair has always been passionately interested in intercultural issues and specializes in francophone literatures mainly by women. She is a member of l'Ordre des palmes Académiques (France) and in 1980 was awarded the Governor General's Prize in honour of the Person's Affair.



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Contributor residing in Ottawa, Canada.


One law for all spokesperson, based in London, UK.


Harvard University
Ruth R. Wisse is Martin Peretz Professor of Yiddish Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature at Harvard College.


Psychiatrist
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president of Universal Society of Hinduism
President of Universal Society of Hinduism, Nevada, USA


docteur en science politique ( lauréat de l'Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne)
Hassan Zouaoui holds a doctorate in Political Science (Université Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne).