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Layton says winds of change blowing in Manitoba

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WINNIPEG -- It was standing room only at the Indian and Métis Friendship Centre as NDP Leader Jack Layton held a rally in Winnipeg this morning.

After introductions by Winnipeg North NDP candidate Rebecca Blaikie and Premier Greg Selinger, Layton entered the room to a rockstar’s welcome as the crowd chanted "Jack, Jack."

"Can you feel the winds of change blowing here in Manitoba," Layton asked.

Layton’s NDP has been surging in the polls since the second week of the election.

"This is going to change everything," said Lana Johannson, who travelled from the Selkirk-Interlake riding for the rally.

Layton pledged to help "parents who worry about how to pay the bill and save for the future."

He said he’d work with provinces to help the families of missing and murdered aboriginal women.

Almost every NDP candidate from each Manitoba riding was in attendance, such as incumbent Pat Martin from Winnipeg Centre to Sean Palsson, the NDP candidate for the Selkirk-Interlake riding.

Layton’s next stop is in Edmonton.

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