Text: Trisan Hopper “FIRST READING: Canadian politics might have a nepotism problem” https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/canadian-politics-nepotism-problem

Extract from the article: “Ben Carr is mulling a run for the Liberal nomination in Winnipeg South Centre, the seat vacated by the recent death of his father Jim Carr. And with Conservative MP Dave MacKenzie set to retire from representing the Ontario riding of Oxford at the end of the month, his daughter Deb Tait is looking to fill the post.

It’s one of the more glaring examples of late that Canadian politics has a bit of a weakness for family dynasties.

The current prime minister, Justin Trudeau, is of course the first son of another prime minister, Pierre Trudeau. And Trudeau is the second Liberal prime minister in a row who was raised by a Liberal Party patriarch. Paul Martin, who was prime minister from 2003 to 2006, was the son of a veteran Liberal cabinet minister who had tried three times for the party leadership.”

In this case the “so little knowledge” could be interpreted as a personal connection and “so much power” being a position as en elected official.