09/04/2012 06:36 EDT | Updated 11/04/2012 05:12 EST

NDP Caucus Retreat 2012: Party Starts Meeting In Newfoundland

Newly-elected New Democratic Party leader Thomas Mulcair answers questions during a break in a party caucus meeting in Toronto on Sunday, March 25, 2012. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Chris Young)
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - Members of the federal NDP caucus are in Newfoundland today to begin a three-day retreat.

The 101 MPs are expected to meet with leader Thomas Mulcair to devise a strategy for the upcoming session of Parliament.

The House of Commons resumes sitting on Sept. 17

Mulcair, a Quebecer, was elected to lead the Official Opposition in March.

The retreat comes on the eve of a provincial election in Quebec.

More than half of the NDP caucus are MPs from Quebec.

Polls are suggesting the sovereigntist Parti Quebecois is in the lead as voters head to the polls today.

(The Canadian Press)

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