Stephen Harper spoke at a Hill reception honouring several Polish-Canadian milestones, including the 75th anniversary of the Canadian Polish Congress. Here is the PM with two-time Ontario boxing champion and political science student Lukas Welniak wearing traditional garb from Poland’s Mazur region.
Prominent Canadians of Polish ancestry at the event included the new Chief of Defense Staff, Lieutenant General Walter Natynczyk. Here is the general with Tory B.C. MP Ron Cannan.
Toronto NDP MP Peggy Nash brought her mom to the reception.
Nova Scotia NDP MP Peter Stoffer greets a woman in traditional Polish garb.