Eric Davison

The nationalist Law and Justice party — which the PLAD aligns itself with — passed a bill in February that made it illegal to claim Poland had any official role in the Holocaust, punishable by a fine and up to three years in prison. Although the law was quickly met with challenges from constitutional courts and the international community, it demonstrates the party’s hardline policy on defending Poland’s historical reputation.

“It’s the stuff (Canadians) think is normal that is hard for us. You can get resources for the big things, but no one is around to tell us how the recycling system works or what long johns are … I think that is where the school has been a big help.”—Ajit Maheswari, international student in software engineering.

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