Ben Mulroney, anyone? The problem with dynastic politics #elxn42

The presence of Justin Trudeau represents a disturbing new trend in Canadian politics that risks damaging the long-term viability of our democratic system.

Whoa! What an overstatement! Isn’t it Stephen Harper, after all, who muzzles scientists, suppresses votes, prorogues Parliament, and passes grotesque omnibus bills? Indeed, Harper is an aggressive politician who, it often seems, would rather run the country like a dictator.

  • andycanuck

    An object lesson re. Maggie and Pierre having children…

  • Maurixio Garciasanchez

    That’s main reason we need to change a leadership with creative ideas that will benefit the country , not with ideas that burns the country with dark future .

  • Brenda

    I see a picture of Ben Mulroney, but nowhere does it say he’s running for office. Until he does, Justin Trudeau by himself is not a trend.

  • The Butterfly

    We’ve never had a softer, more middle-of-the-road leader than Stephen Harper. For half the time in office he had a minority parliament. These people live in world of their own delusions.

  • glasnost

    “It is worth noting that the strongest democracies in the world (France, the UK, Germany, Australia), while having political families at the subnational level, have never let this unfortunate phenomenon poison the vote to the extent that two members of the same family claim the top job.”
    What about Clinton-Clinton; Bush-Bush-Bush? Or do they believe the USA isn’t a strong democracy.

    • Clausewitz

      Under Obama it isn’t. It certainly is no longer a Constitutional Republic the last 7 years.

  • DD_Austin

    Ben has earned a living by working, he is successful
    Ben isn’t a moron
    Ben isn’t running, he has better things to do…

    As for the “damaging the long-term viability of our democratic system”
    our ” democratic system” is an unrepresentative piece of corrupt crap
    and has been screwing Canadians for over 55 years..

    so if voting for Dustbin would damage it, He’s got my vote

  • Alain

    Regarding the photo I clearly see a man on the left but am not sure about the individual on the right.