The Liberal government had a longer than usual honeymoon period after winning the election and now there is more pressure to deliver.
Political Studies associate professor at the University of Saskatchewan, Charles Smith, says to understand the Liberal party’s successes and failures, you have to look at expectations versus realities.
There were early legislative successes, changes to the CPP and good federal-provincial negotiations with the healthcare deal.
Smith also believes that the carbon tax agreement with the provinces has been successful with 9 of 10 provinces signing on. Saskatchewan is the hold out.
There have also been some misses though, including the first draft of changes to businesses taxes which Smith says was hastily thought out and had no grand plan.
There were big promises of going after the big conglomerates that use tax loopholes, but instead it affected smaller businesses to the point where there was enough uproar that changes had to be made.
Smith expects leading into the next election in 2 years, the Liberal government will ramp up on social spending and we will see the big policy issues rolling out, like legalizing marijuana next summer.