If Justin Trudeau takes one upside the head, don't blame Tom Mulcair.
The NDP leader is ready to slam the prime minister as "Harper-lite" when Parliament resumes. That's a pretty easy push as most Trudeau observers have repeatedly noted.
"We're facing a Liberal government that has no plan to reduce greenhouse gases in Canada, that is exporting the weapons of war to a very repressive Saudi regime and that hasn't brought about a single change to Bill C-51," he said, referring to the anti-terrorism bill enacted after the attack on Parliament Hill.
"We've got a lot of questions for the Trudeau government on their failures to deliver on promises and the fact that they are continuing a lot of Stephen Harper's policies."
Unfortunately, Justin Trudeau has come up short each time he faces a difficult problem. When the going gets tough he invariably turns "Harper-lite." He's an eminently likeable lightweight and people such as Brad Wall have shown they have his number. So much Margaret, so little Pierre.