Parti Quebecois members will be meeting in Laval Saturday, behind closed doors, to discuss its crushing defeat during the last provincial election April 7th.
TVA reported this is the first meeting since the defeat and will serve to lay the ground ahead of its next conference in June.
The party will be discussing points that will lead the orientation conference in 2016-2017, according to the television network.
The PQ lost the power of government in the last election, and only earned 30 seats in the National Assembly, or 25 per cent of the popular vote.
Pauline Marois, the party leader until June 7th, lost her own seat to a Liberal candidate in the Charlevoix riding, north of Quebec City.
Marois stepped down from her political positions immediately after the defeat.
The rules for the leadership race aren’t set yet.
Possible contenders for the leadership include Bernard Drainville, Jean-Francois Lisée, Pierre Karl Péladeau, Alexandre Cloutier, Véronique Hivon, Sylvain Gaudreault and Réjean Hébert.