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Saturday, 26 May 2007
Interesting Facts About Canada and Toronto

  1. Between 1840 to 1860, more than 30,000 American slaves came to Canada and freedom via "The Underground Railroad".
  2. In 1988, Canada became the first country to adopt an official multiculturalism act.
  3. There are more than 200 ethnic groups in Canada. 13.5 percent of the Canadian population belongs to a visible minority. 17.6 percent has a mother tongue other than French or English, and more than 30 religions are practised in Canada.
  4. In Toronto, Canada's biggest and most multicultural city, 43 percent belong to visible minority groups, 49 percent was born outside of Canada and more than 100 dialects and languages are spoken there.
  5. Toronto's diversity is reflected in India Bazaar, Chinatown, Greektown, Koreatown, Little Italy, Little Poland, Portugal Village and other cultural neighbourhoods. As Tourism Toronto puts it, "two transit tokens can take you from one country to another inside Toronto".
  6. Canada has tough gun laws.
  7. Canada has, probably, the best laws against "hate propaganda" towards any ethic group or religion.
  8. Despite an impressive diversity of backgrounds, Canadians live together with equally impressive harmony compared to the rest of the world.

Canada And The Underground Railroad

The Battle Against "Hate Crimes".

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Posted by qualteam at 10:51 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 26 May 2007 10:57 PM EDT

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