Will a Woman Leader Help the Ontario Liberals?
With three of the potential Ontario Liberal leadership candidates being women, there has been lots of talk amongst party members of how that would shift gears.
Finance Minister Dwight Duncan calls it exciting.
Health Minister Deb Matthews, Municipal Affairs and Housing Minister Kathleen Wynne and former Economic Development Minister Sandra Pupatello are all said to be seriously considering a run at the Liberal's top job.
Matthews says she would like to see more women playing leadership roles in politics.
University of Toronto political science professor Nelson Wiseman says if an image change is what the party wants, that's what they might in fact get if they pick a woman as leader.
Pointing federally to Kim Campbell and the Progressive Conservatives, Wiseman says they saw a popularity surge before Campbell run a bad campaign.
However, he adds he's not sure if that would save the Liberals.
However, earlier this week, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Glen Murray underlined gender isn't a thing that will be a big consideration when picking leader but rather character, imagination and capabilities.
Economic Development Minister Brad Duguid says gender is less import to him than the need to inspire the party.