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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.
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Canada. Student debt: Loans Exceed $ 20.000
In 2007, two years after graduation, loans exceeded $20,000 on average for graduates with student debt (both government and non-government) at the bachelor's and doctorate levels. (Full Story)

Canada. Women Graduates Outnumber Men
About 60% of college degrees in Canada were awarded to women in 2006, continuing a long-term trend in which female graduates have outnumbered their male counterparts (Full Story)

Atlantic Canada. Dropout Rates among College Students are Overstated : StatsCan
Dropout rates in Atlantic Canada's colleges and universities are overstated unless students who switch institutions, or who leave briefly and return, are taken into account, according to Statistics Canada. 
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Culture of Tolerance Discussed at Dialogue of Cultures Forum
The Third European Media Forum for Young Journalists Working for Electronic Media ‘Dialogue of Cultures’ took place from 11 to 12 November 2008 at the State Hermitage Museum in St Petersburg, Russia. (Full Story)

Education Dropouts. Quebec and Alberta Students Most Likely to Leave School
Quebec and Alberta College Students are more likely to leave their studies as are students who come from a single parent family and those who have a dropout episode in high school, according to a study by Statistics Canada. (Full Story)

Putting an End to Indifference and Racism
By Marilyne Alie
Marilyne Alie is a student in the International Baccalaureate Program at Vanier College in Montréal. 

We must put an end to indifference and racism, and art can be an excellent way to communicate ideas. Because art is an informal means of communication, we can express our ideas without them being subjected to judgment. Art is a totally free form of expression, the freest that I know of. (Full Story)

Paris on Two Wheels
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
The first time I heard about Vélib was this past summer, when my brother returned from a vacation in Paris. He told me about this wonderful new system where you could rent a bike and in this way visit the city without depending on the metro or buses. It was now easily possible to see the Eiffel Tower and the Notre Dame Cathedral within a half hour, all the while taking in all of Paris’s beautiful sites. So you can imagine my excitement when I landed in Paris just two weeks ago, looking forward to discovering Paris by bike myself. (Full Story)

Worrying About the Environment: A Passing Trend or Here To Stay?
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
It has been a long time since the environment received as much press as in 2007. A glance at recently released books shows an ever-increasing importance given to global warming, nuclear energy and organic food. Environmental damage is often portrayed as an almost irreversible fact. Do people, and in particular youth, feel they can make a difference? Do they care? And if they do, what role do they think they can play? Tolerance.ca surveyed students and young professionals, as well as specialists in the field, to see what they have to say. (Full Story)

Vanier Students Discuss Issues that affect Canadian Youth : Diversity, Multiculturalism, Consumerism
By Neil Caplan, Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science, Member of Tolerance.ca®
What are the positive aspects of diversity in a city like Montreal, and a campus like Vanier College? Are there any possible “downsides” to diversity – problems that a society will encounter when diverse populations live together? Does the mainstream really accept diversity, or are there subtle presumes to make diverse people fit into a particular social mold or common identity? (Full Story)

Multiculturalism in the New Millennium: Does it Reinforce Unity or Exacerbate Differences ?
By Miriam Rabkin, Contributor to Tolerance.ca®
Many Canadians take pride in the fact that their country is a world leader when it comes to multiculturalism. Yet things have shifted in the past few years. 9/11, the ‘war on terror’ and religious manifestations in the public domain have raised some worries and hostility in regard to multicultural policies and specific minorities. Tolerance.ca interviewed specialists and spoke to students and recent graduates on questions raised by this new reality. Does multiculturalism reinforce our feeling of belonging to Canadian society or does it exacerbate our differences? (Full Story)

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