A long-time member of the Parti Québécois says the party needs to wake up to its problems attracting minorities.
The former chief of staff for the PQ's aboriginal affairs minister says the issue is going to eventually put the party at a serious political disadvantage.
Neko Likongo says he's different from a lot of the Parti Québécois' membership — his mother is French-Canadian while his father is Congolese.
He says the difference is striking when he goes to party meetings and conventions.
"If you go to a meeting of the Parti Québécois, it's pretty obvious that the people in these meetings don't reflect, I would say, the demographic situation."
Likongo's published an open letter, where he says it's time for his party to recognize the problem, and work on it.
"Not only for the next campaign, but for the future of our party," Likongo says. "More and more, the population of immigrants in Quebec is growing."
The party's spokesperson says it appreciates all members' contributions as it re-builds.