While there's been some bumps along the way, I think even his critics have to admit that, by almost any measure, it's been a remarkable year.
Trudeau has been able to create a persona that's almost Obama-like.
Liberal strategists have painted him as a charismatic, engaging and positive figure who is markedly different from other politicians in Canada.
So far the strategy is paying dividends.
Shortly after the leadership convention in Ottawa, Trudeau helped buoy his party to a victory over the Conservatives in a byelection in Labrador. As explained by Sun News' David Akin, that was the first byelection, out of 20 byelections since 2006, where the Tories lost a seat that they had previously held.
There were other byelection victories in Toronto Centre and Bourassa and impressive showings in Tory strongholds like Calgary-Centre, Provencher and Brandon-Souris.
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