Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s idealism is going to lose the battle with reality this year. The sunny ways of 2015 will fade into the grey skies of 2016.
The Liberal leader campaigned on building relationships, being optimistic and displaying good intentions. It was Barack Obama’s 2008 “hope and change” campaign all over again.
Canadians took Trudeau up on his offer, having tired of ten years of Stephen Harper’s perceived meanness. They gave Trudeau and his team a majority to transcend the way politics was being done.