Government faces three immediate big challenges
The next government has to prepare a fall fiscal and economic outlook, prepare a credible climate change action plan and figure out how to build an economy less dependent on oil.
Stephen Harper, Tom Mulcair and Justin Trudeau. Whoever wins will have little time to relax, for two major challenges will have to be addressed almost immediately while a third cannot be put off for long. While officials can anticipate much of the necessary preparatory work, the key decisions will be difficult political decisions. The Hill Times photographs by Andrew Meade