Thomas Mulcair predicts NDP will win 'many' seats in Saskatchewan

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair was in Saskatchewan Friday where he was predicting his party will elect MPs in the next election, reversing a decade-old losing streak.

Federal NDP leader Thomas Mulcair was in Saskatchewan Friday where he was predicting his party will elect MPs in the next election, reversing a decade-old losing streak.

Changes to electoral boundaries have created several urban-only ridings in Saskatchewan, something the New Democrats think could help it win seats in 2015.

"We're going to win many seats in Saskatchewan, because of what we want to achieve together, " said Mulcair, who was visiting Regina and Moose Jaw.

Former NDP leader Jack Layton was also optimistic about winning Saskatchewan seats the last election, although in the end it was another sweep, with the Conservatives winning 13 seats and Liberals winning one.

No federal New Democrat has been elected in Saskatchewan since the 2000 election, when Lorne Nystrom and Dick Proctor won Regina-area seats.  

Mulcair was to speak Friday afternoon at the provincial NDP convention in Moose Jaw.

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