It has been pointed out to me that the definition of “Policy” is fairly broad and not as specific as I might have thought.
What I mean by saying that we should not focus on policy discussions is that we should get mired in the details of specific policy ideas while trying to rebuild the party. There is no point, for instance, in arguing about whether or not STV is better than MMP when we haven’t yet had the broader discussion about whether we, as a party, support electoral reform at all.
We need to focus on the values that define us as a party, not on the specific implementations of those values.
And, to be clear, I think that discussion of our values is best started at the local riding level as part of an in person, face-to-face rebuilding process.