Discussion posted by: David McNamara
Consider some of the national stories in the first few weeks of 2020 that galvanized the attention of Canadians. For starters, in the opening days of the New Year, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau returned to the country after a two-week vacation in Costa Rica. His arrival in Ottawa caused quite a stir, though not due to anything of substance. Trudeau made no significant policy announcements. Nor did he declare any major staffing changes or a cabinet shuffle. So what was all the media fuss about? Merely that the Prime Minister came back from his holiday retreat sporting a new beard.