Justin Trudeau’s cabinet is set to meet in New Brunswick, with a series of working lunches planned. In their weekly video discussion of politics, here are the four key items that Evan Solomon and John Geddes believe will be on cabinet ministers’ political menu:
1. The terror attacks in Burkina Faso that killed six Canadians. Does this force the Liberals to re-calibrate their anti terror plan?
2. Bill Morneau’s budget. The budget challenges go up as commodity prices swan dive down, and will the fiscal reality finally force the finance minister to explain to his fellow cabinet ministers what his top priorities will be?
3. Davos Man Trudeau. Justin Trudeau heads to Davos, but what message will he bring to the global stage? Substance or style?
4. The O’Leary factor. A new poll has businessman and TV personality Kevin O’Leary as a frontrunner to lead the Conservative Party of Canada. Is he for real?
Watch Evan Solomon and John Geddes cook up their weekly Rapid Fire Politics meal with these ingredients: