Former PQ cabinet minister Bernard Drainville says the election loss in April should be viewed as an opportunity to renew the Parti Quebecois.
Writing in Le Devoir this morning, Drainville says the PQ must start from the beginning and be bold in it's effort to rebuild.
He says the party has no choice but to be open to a wide variety of opinion and is urging sovereignists of all stripes to join the PQ now , so as to have an influence on it's future direction.
He's also reaching out to the young and undecided voters saying brainstorming could result in a new Parti Quebecois that would welcome soft-nationalists, as well as members of Quebec Solidare and Option Nationale.
Drainville writes that while the election defeat was difficult to swallow, the loss could be seen as an opportunity to make the party more constructive and positive.
He also confirms he is interested in running for the leadership of the Parti Quebecois, but will take some time to make up his mind.