Trudeau wishes Canadians a Happy New Year

OTTAWA - The prime minister says his resolution for 2017 is to "stand against the politics of fear and division.''

Trudeau's New Year's message released Saturday said he will focus on what brings people together.

The message noted that 2017 marks the country's 150th anniversary, and Canadians will use it to honour past generations.

Trudeau also took the opportunity to say that in 2016, his government cut taxes for the middle class and revamped the Canada Child Benefit.