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Trudeau’s PMO enthusiastic, but swamped: ‘It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain they’re about to climb’

By Laura Ryckewaert      

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has a long list of platform promises to see through over the next four years and he’s leading an activist government.

'They’ve come off an historic election win, so it’s a very exhilarating time, especially for those who are serving for the first time in such a senior capacity in government. At the same time, it’s also enormously daunting. It’s not a hill, it’s a mountain that they’re about to climb in terms of the workload and in terms of the pressure they’ll be faced with,' says Earnscliffe Strategy Group's Charles Bird. The Hill Times photograph by Jake Wright
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Staffers in the new Liberal Prime Minister’s Office are still feeling invigorated three months after their party won a surprising majority government and are “enthusiastic” to get to work on the government’s stacked agenda, say Liberal sources, but it’s also “enormously daunting.” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (Papineau, Que.) has a long list of platform promises to see through over the next four years and he’s leading an activist government. Top political staffers hired so far have been swamped

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