Opinion

Opinion

The good and bad of family dynasties in politics

Ches Crosbie, top left, and, counterclockwise from bottom left, his father and former cabinet minister John Crosbie, pictured in 1983; Toronto city councillor Mike Layton; his father, former NDP leader and Toronto city councillor Jack Layton; former NDP MP Bill Blaikie; and his daughter, former NDP president Rebecca Blaikie. The Hill Times photographs by Jake Wright, and courtesy of chescrosbie.ca and Alasdair Roberts

By TIM POWERS