Mandela died last week at the age of 95 following years of deteriorating health and a battle with a severe lung infection. Mandela fought to end apartheid in South Africa, and spent 27 years in prison before being released and later becoming the country's first black president.
Mandela had significant connects of Canada, which he called his “home away from home.” That connection was highlighted by those who made up Canada's delegation to his funeral.
Among those who left for South Africa over the weekend were Prime Minister Stephen Harper and three of his predecessors: Jean Chretien, Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Representatives from the NDP and the Liberal Party of Canada joinedRead More »from Canadian delegation to South Africa has deep ties to Nelson Mandela