The Mark Norman trial is over. Justin Trudeau’s trials may have just begun

Call it a rookie mistake.

Justin Trudeau had barely settled into his new prime ministerial digs in the fall of 2015 when word leaked that his government was pausing a $668-million shipbuilding contract awarded to a Quebec company in the dying days of the Harper government.

The disclosure was an embarrassment, to be sure. But it was also par for the course. Leaks happen – especially when it has to do with the military. Nevertheless, the rookie Prime Minister fired back at the procurement establishment, pushing for an investigation into the leak.