TORONTO – People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.
Mourners are gathering outside Mandela’s house in Johannesburg, as well as at his old home in the city’s black township of Soweto.
The government has yet to announce a detailed schedule for a mourning period that is expected to last more than a week.
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Premier Kathleen Wynne and Michael Gravelle, Minister of Northern Development and Mines, will be joined by a number of Ontario cabinet ministers to host a meeting of northern municipal, Aboriginal and community leaders to identify opportunities to advance the objectives of the Growth Plan for Northern Ontario. (8 a.m. at Days Inn & Conference Centre, Timmons, Ont.)
Court appearance in Alexander Lisi’s extortion case (9 a.m. at Old City Hall)
The launch of LCBO’s “Deflate the Elephant” social responsibility holiday campaign, encouraging Ontarians to plan ahead, get home safely and help prevent impaired driving. (10 a.m. at LCBO Queen’s Quay Store)
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