Current Parliamentarians and former Hillites marked the 30th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s first historic visit to Canada in 1990 last week. Mandela, the iconic and late anti-apartheid leader, became the first foreign leader to hold an Order of Canada in 2000 and the first living person to receive an honorary Canadian citizenship a year later. His visit came just four months after being released from 27 years in prison, and about four years before he would go on to become the president of South Africa.
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