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Nelson Mandela addressed the joint houses of Parliament in Ottawa twice, was awarded the Order of Canada, granted honorary citizenship and danced before 45,000 school children.

Winnie Mandela and Nelson Mandela during their visit to Toronto June 19, 1990.

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Nelson Mandela, left, and former prime minister Brian Mulroney pose for photographers prior to a meeting in the Mr. Mulroney's office June 18, 1990.

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Nelson Mandela at a state dinner during his visit to Toronto June 18, 1990.

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Winnie Mandela and then external affairs minister Joe Clark lead a parade up University Avenue from Toronto City Hall June 18, 1990.

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Mila Mulroney sits between Nelson Mandela and Winnie Mandela during arrival ceremonies in Ottawa June 17, 1990, at the start of the Mandelas' three-day Canadian visit.

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Former prime minister Jean Chretien meets with Mr. Mandela in his office on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Sept. 24, 1998.

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Mr. Mandela shakes hands with former govenor-general Romeo LeBlanc as then prime minister Jean Chretien looks on. Nelson Mandela received his honorary Companion of the Order of Canada at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa, September 24, 1998.

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Nelson Mandela at the SkyDome (now called the Rogers Centre) in Toronto in 1998.

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Former South African President Nelson Mandela, right, is awarded an honorary degree by Ryerson University president Claude Lajeunesse in Toronto Saturday November 17, 2001.Mr. Mandela and his wife, Graca Machel were awarded honorary degrees for their work on behalf of the world's children.

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Then-Prime Minister Jean Chretien and Nelson Mandela are flanked by Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers as they pose in front of Parliament buildings prior to a ceremony to make Mandela an honorary Canadian citizen in Hull, November 19, 2001. Mr. Mandela was only the second foreigner to receive the distinction.

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