Celebrating the life of Nelson Mandela: Statement from Elizabeth May

On the occasion of His Excellency Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s passing, Elizabeth May, Green Party of CanadaLeader and MP for Saanich-Gulf Islands, delivered the following tribute to the remarkable life and legacy of democratic South Africa’s first President:


“Nelson Mandela dedicated his life to social justice, democracy and peace. His moral clarity and moral courage will forever be an inspiration. Let no one imagine that in our struggles the obstacles are too large or the odds too long. Nelson Mandela’s triumph in moving from 27 years of imprisonment to becoming the president of a free South Africa stands for the reality that the impossible can be made possible.”