It’s the time of year when the Santa Rule takes effect, and people make lists. Evan Solomon drew up his own list: the Big Three Challenges of 2016 for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
Trudeau ends the year enjoying a long, political honeymoon, showing up at town halls, movies and airports, delivering cheer, empathy and promises of change.
But after the New Year’s hangover wears off, the grind of governance begins. The Prime Minister has an ambitious agenda that includes everything from a new health care accord, a move to re-equip the military, ambitious electoral reform, and legalization of pot. And those challenges don’t even crack the top three issues that Solomon says will give Trudeau headaches in the year ahead.