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Canadians are the most tolerant people in the developed world: report

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According to a new report, Canadians are the most tolerant in the developed world. We’re also a literate bunch, who enjoy more “positive experiences” than everyone except Icelanders, and who don’t procreate as much as other countries. These conclusions come care of the latest edition of ‘Society at a Glance’, an analysis of social and economic indicators among the 34 OECD nations. A summary of the Canada-specific findings said: “At 84 per cent on average, Canadians report the highest community tolerance of minority groups—ethnic minorities, migrants, and gays and lesbians—in the OECD, where the average is 61 per cent.”

Vancouver Sun


 
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Canadians are the most tolerant people in the developed world: report

  1. Mark Steyn, Andrew Coyne, and Barbie Amile must be angry and disgusted by this news. I know the harper government is!

  2. Mark Steyn, Andrew Coyne, and Barbie Amile must be angry and disgusted by this news. I know the harper government is!

    • Why?

  3. Why?

  4. Well, you are clearly an ignorant Leftist. I am pro Harper and am encouraged by my fellow Canadians by their open acceptance of others as indicated by this recent report.

    Go Conservatives! Here comes the majority that we’ve all wanted since the beginning of time!!

  5. Well, you are clearly an ignorant Leftist. I am pro Harper and am encouraged by my fellow Canadians by their open acceptance of others as indicated by this recent report.

    Go Conservatives! Here comes the majority that we’ve all wanted since the beginning of time!!

    • Or, since 1993, when the last Conservative majority government was in office.

      • True, but I was commenting on how long it feels that it has been since a majority !!

        (wink) Thanks for da tip!

      • Sorry, those were PROGRESSIVE conservatives, before Glenn Beck made progressive a dirty word.

  6. Or, since 1993, when the last Conservative majority government was in office.

  7. I'm tolerant of conservative gays, conservative migrants and any other conservative member of an aggreived identity group. It's these tower-climbing, big oil hating, lights out on electricity and freedom communists running around that I can't tolerate!! Bring on the Harper majority!

  8. I'm tolerant of conservative gays, conservative migrants and any other conservative member of an aggreived identity group. It's these tower-climbing, big oil hating, lights out on electricity and freedom communists running around that I can't tolerate!! Bring on the Harper majority!

  9. True, but I was commenting on how long it feels that it has been since a majority !!

    (wink) Thanks for da tip!

  10. I'm curious why you think this and would ask you to elaborate, but I somehow doubt you have anything to back up your claim.

  11. Exactly my thoughts Darren. Right now Jack may be sitting at home with his tin foil hat thinking bad thoughts about you.

  12. Exactly my thoughts Darren. Right now Jack may be sitting at home with his tin foil hat thinking bad thoughts about you.

  13. Well Steyn is obvious. By being tolerant, we're allowing them to come over here, breed, and drive out our own culture.

    Amile I don't know.

    Coyne doesn't make sense.

  14. Well Steyn is obvious. By being tolerant, we're allowing them to come over here, breed, and drive out our own culture.

    Amile I don't know.

    Coyne doesn't make sense.

    • Interesting. You describe immigrants as being responsible for “drive out our own culture.” Culture ? What culture Other than eating Mcdonalds ? You would be well served to remember the very history of this nation that you claim to be yours. You ethnically cleansed the indigenous Indians, and now as descendants of European colonists, you feel that you have the right to dictate who belongs here and who does not. You guys are very thick.

  15. Perhaps 'tolerant' is a synonym for 'politically correct'. Then you have Jack, the first commenter, an obvious leftist, who's sarcastic remarks clearly reflect his intolerance of conservative thinkers. What a country we live in!

  16. Perhaps 'tolerant' is a synonym for 'politically correct'. Then you have Jack, the first commenter, an obvious leftist, who's sarcastic remarks clearly reflect his intolerance of conservative thinkers. What a country we live in!

  17. 'Tolerate' doesn't mean 'accept'

  18. 'Tolerate' doesn't mean 'accept'

    • Yes it does.

      • Tolerate :to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.

        Accept: to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal.

        • In this context the dictionary definition of the word "tolerate" does not apply. The word "tolerate" has become synonymous with "accept" in the context of talking about non-majority groups in the western world. Arguing semantics is weak

          • Word don't mean what you want them to mean, or what you'd prefer them to mean….we have definitions for a reason. Don't abuse the language.

    • You're right. Interesting distinction.

  19. Yes it does.

  20. Tolerate :to endure without repugnance; put up with: I can tolerate laziness, but not incompetence.

    Accept: to take or receive (something offered); receive with approval or favor: to accept a present; to accept a proposal.

  21. How does a story about the tolerance of Canadians become another nasty slap down between the right and the left?

  22. How does a story about the tolerance of Canadians become another nasty slap down between the right and the left?

    • That's an excellent question.

  23. This reflects the fact that only a little over a third of Canadians are conservative and we only have a conservative government because our phony electoral system doesn’t produce a government anything resembling the views of voters. Proportional representation is the only fair system of voting and the only one that in my view produces a legitimate government. Right now we have a phony government (not coincidentally run by a phony economist.)

  24. This reflects the fact that only a little over a third of Canadians are conservative and we only have a conservative government because our phony electoral system doesn’t produce a government anything resembling the views of voters. Proportional representation is the only fair system of voting and the only one that in my view produces a legitimate government. Right now we have a phony government (not coincidentally run by a phony economist.)

    • I rest my case (see above comment)

  25. You're right. Interesting distinction.

  26. Sorry, those were PROGRESSIVE conservatives, before Glenn Beck made progressive a dirty word.

  27. Do we really need a survey out of Paris to tell us that our birth rate is far below replacement level, i.e. that we prefer "positive experiences" over the demands of raising a family? A weekend stroll down Davie Street would tell us as much. And why wouldn't we be "tolerant" of immigrant minorities? THEY're the ones who gotta support us in our old age!

  28. Do we really need a survey out of Paris to tell us that our birth rate is far below replacement level, i.e. that we prefer "positive experiences" over the demands of raising a family? A weekend stroll down Davie Street would tell us as much. And why wouldn't we be "tolerant" of immigrant minorities? THEY're the ones who gotta support us in our old age!

  29. I rest my case (see above comment)

  30. In this context the dictionary definition of the word "tolerate" does not apply. The word "tolerate" has become synonymous with "accept" in the context of talking about non-majority groups in the western world. Arguing semantics is weak

  31. Word don't mean what you want them to mean, or what you'd prefer them to mean….we have definitions for a reason. Don't abuse the language.

  32. I guess I’m in the other 16%. I stopped using the word “diversity” and a lot of other words during the last 10 years.”Gay” used to mean happy,”pride” was something you felt in a job well done, people almost always married the opposite sex and usually of the same “race”. Nothings the same now and it’s not a good thing to many.Don’t count me in the “tolerant majority” people.I’m not.

  33. I guess I’m in the other 16%. I stopped using the word “diversity” and a lot of other words during the last 10 years.”Gay” used to mean happy,”pride” was something you felt in a job well done, people almost always married the opposite sex and usually of the same “race”. Nothings the same now and it’s not a good thing to many.Don’t count me in the “tolerant majority” people.I’m not.

    • Please explain to me this concept called "race" as far as I know it's a vague social construct that has no scientific evidence of actually existing.

      As for gays, there were just as many of them back in your days, but they were scared of people like you and your intolerant views.

      • That’s your (liberal) view. I have mine. Don’t assume that I’m over 25 and just have “old fashioned” normal conservative opinions because of how old I am because I’m not over 25.
        We used to have “free speech” in Canada but I guess we don’t even have that anymore.
        Don’t know what “race” is? Look it up.

        • I'm surprised you don't also belong to the 15% that is sparsely literate. Usually your kind does.

        • Oh, man. Good luck, junior.

        • What's my liberal view? Are you denying the existence of gays throughout history? Sorry for assuming you were "old fashioned". My generation is *supposed to be* growing up with an understanding of basic realities.

          Oh for the "race" definition, I'll indulge myself in a little wikipédia research :

          "While scientists use the concept of race to make practical distinctions among fuzzy sets of traits, the scientific community feels that the idea of race is often used by the general public[6] in a naive[7] or simplistic way, erroneously designating wholly discrete types of individuals…As people define and put about different conceptions of race, they actively create contrasting social realities through which racial categorization is achieved in varied ways.[16] In this sense, races are said to be social constructs…Scholars continue to debate the degrees to which racial categories are biologically warranted[10][27] and socially constructed, as well as the extent to which the realities[28] of race must be acknowledged in order for society to comprehend and address racism adequately."

    • I'm pretty sure no one would mistake you for tolerant; you are definitely an awful bigot. It's not a good thing that people marry outside of their race? That's disgusting.

    • Greg may I suggest moving to Mississippi? There are tons of people of your ilk down there. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/b

      "We asked voters on this poll whether they think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal- 46% of Mississippi Republicans said it should be illegal to just 40% who think it should be legal. For the most part there aren't any huge divides in how voters view the candidates or who they support for the nomination based on their attitudes about interracial marriage but there are a few exceptions."

  34. Please explain to me this concept called "race" as far as I know it's a vague social construct that has no scientific evidence of actually existing.

    As for gays, there were just as many of them back in your days, but they were scared of people like you and your intolerant views.

  35. Not sure why any Canadians should be celebrating this fact. 'Tolerance' indicates that one individual or group feels superior to the individual or group they are 'tolerating'. As an expat (visible-minority) Canadian living in the Netherlands, the FIRST country considered to be the most 'tolerant' in the world in the latter half of the last century, I can report that the reality of 'tolerance' and the consequences of collective 'tolerance' over many decades is neither enlightening or positive. Rather the complete and polarising opposite…

  36. Not sure why any Canadians should be celebrating this fact. 'Tolerance' indicates that one individual or group feels superior to the individual or group they are 'tolerating'. As an expat (visible-minority) Canadian living in the Netherlands, the FIRST country considered to be the most 'tolerant' in the world in the latter half of the last century, I can report that the reality of 'tolerance' and the consequences of collective 'tolerance' over many decades is neither enlightening or positive. Rather the complete and polarising opposite…

  37. That’s your (liberal) view. I have mine. Don’t assume that I’m over 25 and just have “old fashioned” normal conservative opinions because of how old I am because I’m not over 25.

    We used to have “free speech” in Canada but I guess we don’t even have that anymore.

    Don’t know what “race” is? Look it up.

  38. I'm surprised you don't also belong to the 15% that is sparsely literate. Usually your kind does.

  39. I'm pretty sure no one would mistake you for tolerant; you are definitely an awful bigot. It's not a good thing that people marry outside of their race? That's disgusting.

  40. That's a very intelligent, well-reasoned comment. Of course, in this context, the dictionary definition of those words doesn't apply.

  41. That's an excellent question.

  42. Oh, man. Good luck, junior.

  43. Well we've tolerated the Harper Government TM for five years now so we must be tolerant.

  44. Well we've tolerated the Harper Government TM for five years now so we must be tolerant.

  45. I own all you tards. They (owners) owe their allegiance to the Council on Foreign Relation. Harper has nearly completed what Mulroney started and Martin pushed forward. The Perimeter Security Agreement is the near completion of a New World Order agenda requirement. Peter is Pedro and the rest are y'all.
    Idiots, get yourselves out of that one….

  46. I own all you tards. They (owners) owe their allegiance to the Council on Foreign Relation. Harper has nearly completed what Mulroney started and Martin pushed forward. The Perimeter Security Agreement is the near completion of a New World Order agenda requirement. Peter is Pedro and the rest are y'all.
    Idiots, get yourselves out of that one….

  47. What's my liberal view? Are you denying the existence of gays throughout history? Sorry for assuming you were "old fashioned". My generation is *supposed to be* growing up with an understanding of basic realities.

    Oh for the "race" definition, I'll indulge myself in a little wikipédia research :

    "While scientists use the concept of race to make practical distinctions among fuzzy sets of traits, the scientific community feels that the idea of race is often used by the general public[6] in a naive[7] or simplistic way, erroneously designating wholly discrete types of individuals…As people define and put about different conceptions of race, they actively create contrasting social realities through which racial categorization is achieved in varied ways.[16] In this sense, races are said to be social constructs…Scholars continue to debate the degrees to which racial categories are biologically warranted[10][27] and socially constructed, as well as the extent to which the realities[28] of race must be acknowledged in order for society to comprehend and address racism adequately."

  48. Greg may I suggest moving to Mississippi? There are tons of people of your ilk down there. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2011/04/b

    "We asked voters on this poll whether they think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal- 46% of Mississippi Republicans said it should be illegal to just 40% who think it should be legal. For the most part there aren't any huge divides in how voters view the candidates or who they support for the nomination based on their attitudes about interracial marriage but there are a few exceptions."

  49. I think andrew coyne should wear red at all times as it reflecks his loyalty to both chairman Moa and the Liberals

  50. I think andrew coyne should wear red at all times as it reflecks his loyalty to both chairman Moa and the Liberals

  51. hi

  52. who do you think is more races canada where im from or the usa

  53. lies

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