BOER WAR

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The Harper Government Glorifies the Boer War

On Saturday Canada's Minister of Veteran Affairs released a statement to mark "113 years since the end of the South African war." Erin O'Toole said, "Canada commemorates all those who served in South Africa, contributing to our proud military history." But the Boer War was a brutal conflict to strengthen British colonial authority in Africa, which ultimately led to racial apartheid.