POLITICS

Newfoundland and Labrador fall legislative sitting to open Monday

10/28/2013 02:37 EDT | Updated 12/28/2013 05:12 EST
ST. JOHN'S, N.L. - The Newfoundland and Labrador house of assembly will open its fall legislative sitting on Monday.

The session comes as the NDP grapples with leadership tensions that erupted publicly last week.

Party Leader Lorraine Michael said over the weekend that she will ask the provincial NDP executive to include a leadership review vote at the party's convention next year.

That came after members of her caucus emailed her asking for a leadership review, a move that Michael said blindsided her.

The legislative session also comes two weeks before the Opposition Liberals select a new leader.

The Progressive Conservatives hold 35 of 48 seats in the legislature, while the Liberals have seven and the NDP five.

There is one vacancy.