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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.
Great Promoters of Tolerance
Charles Taylor: A Marriage of Cultures
McGill University Archives.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents the world-renowned Montreal philosopher Charles Taylor, 2007 winner of the prestigious Templeton Prize. Mr Taylor co-chairs the Québec Commission on reasonable accommodations created by the Charest government in February 2007. (Full Story)
Dan Philip: The Struggle Against Racial Discrimination
Photo : Gunther Gamper.
As part of its series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Dan Philip, president of the Black Coalition of Quebec. Portrait of a man who has worked tirelessly to bring ethnic communities together and eliminate the last barriers of racial discrimination. (Full Story)
Craig Kielburger: Believing in the Power of Youth
Credit : Free The Children.
As part of its series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Craig Kielburger, an energetic and involved young man who has dedicated himself since the age of 12 to defending the rights of children and ending exploitative child labour. (Full Story)
Laure Waridel, Fair-Trade Pioneer
Laure Waridel.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Laure Waridel, an activist dedicated to creating a more equitable and ecologically just system of international trade. (Full Story)
Denis Chouinard, Committed Filmmaker
Denis Chouinard (centre), Costa Gavras (right) and Tahar Ben Jalloun.
What drives Denis Chouinard to make films? Immediately on meeting the likeable filmmaker, one realizes that he is seeking neither glory nor box-office success. Openly critical of commercial cinema and its diktats, he is among those who have chosen to make art that is committed, if not denunciatory. (Full Story)
Gabrielle Roy: Enigmatic and Still Relevant
By Frédérique David, Tolerance.ca® Contributor
ANQ-M. Fonds C. Poirier
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Gabrielle Roy, an influential figure in French-Canadian literature.
(Full Story)

Lucille Teasdale, Medicine From the Heart
Piero and Lucille Corti Onlus Foundation.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Lucille Teasdale, co-founder with her husband Piero Corti of a hospital and nursing school in Uganda. Portrait of a determined woman who devoted her life to caring for the poorest of the poor. (Full Story)
Julius Grey: In Praise of Freedom
Mr. Julius Grey.
Photo: Gunther Gamper.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Mr. Julius Grey, a renowned Montreal lawyer and McGill University professor of law. A tireless fighter and man of conviction. (Full Story)
Michèle Audette: A Woman of Perseverance
©  Quebec Native Women.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents Michèle Audette, president of Quebec Native Women (QNW). At once proud of her roots and at home in today's reality, she is lucid about the situation of Native women and unbending on the need to recognize their rights. (Full Story)
John Peters Humphrey, Father of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
John P. Humphrey (left), in Geneva in 1947. McGill University Archives.
As part of a series of articles on major personalities who have furthered the cause of tolerance in Canada, Tolerance.ca® presents John Peters Humphrey, the primary drafter of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, adopted by the United Nations in 1948. Portrait of a remarkable man. (Full Story)

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