Ontario PC Party Can Still Recover But It Will Be A Hurdle: Local Political Science Prof

A political science professor at the University of Windsor believes the Ontario PC party can still recover, but it will be a hurdle.

Ontario PC Leader Patrick Brown resigned as leader amid allegations of sexual misconduct by two women.

Speaking on AM800's the Lynn Martin Show, Professor Lydia Miljan says this is devastating for the party but there is still an appetite for change in the province which could benefit the NDP.

Miljan says it will be back to the drawing board for the party heading to an election this June.

"It is not unheard of to have an interim leader," she says. "But it is not great, it is terrible way for them to proceed with the election. I mean certainly Patrick Brown was the centre of this campaign and they were making it a leader-driven campaign."

Miljan says Brown did the right thing by stepping down as leader because he couldn't go into an election campaign with this hanging over his head.

The Ontario election is set for June 7.