Is MacLeod The New Hudak?




Nepean-Carleton MPP Lisa MacLeod is being touted as the new Progressive Conservative leader.

That was the view of none other than former long-time Ottawa area MPP Norm Sterling. Sterling believes MacLeod can replace PC leader Tim Hudak who packed it in after Thursday’s disastrous Ontario election loss.

Certainly MacLeod has an every-woman charm with which Ontarians can identify. But MacLeod needs to leave the far right-wing stance of Hudak where the province’s voters put it. In Canada, one rules from the centre. Former premier Bill Davis knew that. But Hudak moved the PCs right, leaving the mass of voters to others. The result was his two election losses as PC leader. MacLeod must occupy the space that Davis did.

MacLeod must just be herself. That’s a good package. But she must also stay away from actions that get her kicked out of the legislature. That’s not the Lisa I know.

And I’ve known Lisa for some length of time. In fact, long ago when she was Barrhaven Councillor Jan Harder’s assistant at Ottawa City Hall.

You’ve come a long way, baby.

To comment on this post, use the reply box at the bottom of this page.

To return to BULLDOG OTTAWA’s home page, click here.

Follow Ken Gray on Twitter to get the Bulldog Ottawa news feed …

… or friend Ken Gray on Facebook for the news feed.

To ADVERTISE on the Bulldogs, click here.

Email Ken Gray at kengray@bulldogcanadian.com with your opinions. Gray welcomes these emails for possible publication on Bulldog Ottawa.



  1. My guess is that Lisa MacLeod will forgo the Ontario PC leadership race and instead run for mayor of Ottawa four years from now.

  2. I would support her bid for PC leader.

Comments are closed.

© 2015 The Bulldog

Theme by Anders NorenUp ↑