Harjit Sajjan takes the 60-Second Challenge

Sajjan's favourite author? Think Cold War thrillers.


You can learn a lot about a person in one minute. Remember when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau took our 60-Second Challenge? His impromptu poetry recital and sly allusion to a certain alter ego—Smokey Sussex—made headlines around the world. We asked Trudeau’s parliamentary colleagues from every party to take the same challenge. Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan played along. Who’s his favourite author? Hint: A recurring character in the author’s books has been played on the big screen by Alec Baldwin, Harrison Ford, Ben Affleck and Chris Pine.

Maclean’s and l’actualité will celebrate a new class of MPs at Welcome to the Hill, a gala event at Ottawa’s Chateau Laurier on Feb. 23. The evening will culminate in a ceremony that honours an outstanding former parliamentarian with a lifetime achievement award.