Don’t put yourselves in knots over all political family ties
My hope is this Ratansi mess does not lead to a politically motivated ill-thought-out reaction. A desire to erase all form of familial-related employment in federal politics would be dumb.
MP Yasmin Ratansi’s sister was rehired to work as her constituency assistant in 2017—a clear violation of the 2012 rule, and she should be called out, writes Tim Powers, but an overdone course correction is not needed. The Hill Times photograph by Andrew Meade