Today, we have lost one of the Gods. Today, Nelson Mandela sits under a tree with Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. and sips his coke (apparently his favourite drink), and perhaps, if Heaven is what we would like to imagine it to be, Rosa Parks, and Malcolm X, and many others will drift by to say hello and welcome him to the Kingdom. 299 more words
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When Brian Mulroney swept to power in 1984 with the largest majority in Canadian history, a long-simmering cauldron of racial tensions in South Africa was beginning to boil over. 1,020 more words
The flag at the Toronto public school named after Nelson Mandela was lowered to half-staff Friday, a simple gesture as Canada paid its last respects to an honorary citizen of the country. 1,047 more words
How Brian Mulroney spearheaded Canadian push to end apartheid in South Africa and free Nelson Mandela
On June 18, 1990, exactly 127 days after he walked out of the gates of a South African prison, Nelson Mandela entered Canada’s House of Commons to thunderous cheers and applause. 1,546 more words
It has 34 rooms, a swimming pool and historic furnishings from the Crown Collection.
But on a square foot basis, the residence of Canada’s Prime Minister at 24 Sussex Drive is priced at about $627 – the same amount as a luxury home in New York State’s capitol, Albany (population 98,000), according to the U.S. 278 more words