Canada has never had much truck with serial ruling clans. The closest we’ve come to a dynasty was Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians, a dance band (not actually by appointment of Her Majesty the Queen; that self-conferred honorific was meant to charm impressionable Americans) made up of four brothers, and sometimes a sister, who ruled generation after generation wherever it is that dance bands rule. But packing an orchestra with that monogenerational cluster seemed less dynastic than incestuous.
There are no Kennedys or Bushes in Canadian politics, let alone anything like the successive Kims: Il-sung, Jong-il and Jong-un. We have no shortage of dimwits and blowhards in high office, but ours have never run in families.… Seguir leyendo »